There's something just magical about black and white photography. Even the simplest of photos can look elegant or dramatic in black and white. If you’re a fan of black and white photography, you’ll love these photos from the 2022 Black and White Photo Awards. This is the first edition of the competition, which aims to celebrate the magnificence of monochrome photography.
The contest features such categories as Landscape, Portrait, Fauna and Flora, and Architecture, among others. A spectacular shot of a mother cheetah standing over her cubs on a grassy African plain was declared the “Absolute Winner” of this year’s competition. Other standouts include an image of devil rays swimming in the Mediterranean, a striking portrait of an elderly man, and a photo of England’s Great Ridge walkway.
Check out the best winning images from the Black and White Photo Awards below.
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Absolute Winner – Johan Willems, “Cheetah with cubs”
Category Winner Architecture – Hector Ballester, “A light at the end of the tunnel”
Category Winner Fauna and Flora – Enric Adrian Gener, “Mobulas in the Mediterranean”
Category Winner Landscape – Vasilis Livanos, “Sea of Sand”
Golden Mention Architecture – Antonio Figueras Barranco, “Waves”
Silver Mention Architecture – Juan Jesús González Romero, “La cúpula”
Bronze Mention Architecture – Lars Oliver Michaelis, “Stairways from heaven”
Bronze Mention Architecture – Zhenwei Wang, “The Last Emperor”
Silver Mention Street – Walter Sinigoi, “Untitled”
Golden Mention Street – Jason Au, “Obsession”
Silver Mention Street – Michael Duckworth, “Ramble and roam”
Bronze Mention Street – Hervé Boutrouille, “What better fans than smartphones?”
Golden Mention Portrait – Corine Bakker, “Ode”
Bronze Mention Portrait – Antonio Damián Gallego, “Estudiante de Bobo-Dioulasso”
Golden Mention Fauna and Flora – Ricardo Tormo Massignani, “Posado de girafas”
Silver Mention Fauna and Flora – Pavlos Evangelidis, “Fan Club”
Silver Mention Fauna and Flora – Alessandro Accordini, “Backlight horse”
Bronze Mention Fauna and Flora – Enric Adrian Gener, “Bottlenose Dolphins surface reflections”
Golden Mention Landscape – Ales Krivec, “The Dolomites Seiser Alm”
Silver Mention Landscape – Juan Lopez Ruiz, “The land of water”
Bronze Mention Landscape – Xu Dong, “Country Road Take Me Home”
Bronze Mention Landscape – Andy Gray, “The famous Great Ridge walkway in the Peak District England”
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