Winners of the 2017 MonoVisions Photography Awards Explore the World in Black & White

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The Mara” by Anup Shah. Black & White Series of the Year 2017

Celebrating the art of black and white photography, MonoVisions has just announced the winners of their 2017 photography awards. The leading photography magazine created the MonoVisions Photography Awards to allow amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to show off their best monochromatic photos.

The awards cover 12 categories, from conceptual and nude photography to wildlife and architectural images. The awards give prizes to single images, as well as photographic series. The winners compete for $5,000 in prizes and are judged by an expert panel of photographers, critics, and gallerists. This year, Kars Tuinder took him the single image grand prize for his expertly framed photograph of a fish market in Africa.

Anup Shah took home the grand prize for his series The Mara, which is a set of stunning wildlife photos shot in Kenya. “I think black and white photography can communicate my feelings better. Black and white also has the potential to reveal the essence, to lift out the soul, of wild animals,” Shah shared with us. “It seems to capture the truth that lies beneath the surface.”

Love black and white photography and want to get in on the prize? MonoVisions is already accepting entries for its 2018 contest.

The winners of the MonoVisions Photography Awards were selected from over 4,000 black and white photographs, entered in 12 categories as singles or a series.

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Fishmarket Africa” by Kars Tuinder. Black & White Photo of the Year 2017

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Leap of Faith (Jump of the Wildebeest)” by Nicole Cambre. 1st Place in Nature and Wildlife

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Woman + Wolf” by Melissa Amber & Ashley Nicole. 1st Place in Conceptual (Series)

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“Camera's Faces” by Jean-François Cantrel. 1st Place in Portrait (Series)

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Snow Groomer – Pistenkatze” by Oliver Kussinger. 1st Place in Abstract (Single)

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Golden Egg” by Ewa Cwikla. 1st Place in Fine Art (Single)

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Poseido Rough Voice” by Paolo Lazzarotti. 1st Place in Landscapes (Series)

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J'ai plus de souvenirs que si j'avais mille ans” by Pietro Baroni. 1st Place in Fine Art (Series)

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Stairjogging. Hans-Jörg Aleff” by 1st Place in Street Photography (Single)

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Mentawai Aboriginal” by Alexandrino Lei Airosa. 1st Place in Travel Photography (Series)

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Angele and Her Son” by Jeannette Gregori. 1st Place in Photojournalism (Single)

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My Modern Met granted permission to use images by MonoVisions Photography Awards.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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