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PHLEARN MagazineMonoVisions Photo Awards 2018 Winners Color the World in Black and White

MonoVisions Photo Awards 2018 Winners Color the World in Black and White

After a successful first year in 2017, the MonoVisions Photography Awards made a much anticipated return this year, inviting international photographers to portray their visual language through black and white photography.

Photographers of all backgrounds and levels, professionals and amateurs, were encouraged to enter, the main goal was to give recognition and reward these artists for their work. The photographers competed for $5,000 in cash and two main prizes: Black & White Photo of the Year and Black & White Series of the Year.

Colombian photographer Daniel Garay Arango used iconic monuments to defy gravity and took the Grand Prize home for Black & White Series of the Year 2018. While Italian photographer Pietro Di Giambattista captured the reality of immigrants in his home country, giving him the award of Black & White Photo of the Year 2018.

With 12 categories ranging from Abstract to Street Photography, you can see the winner of each one below.

SERIES CATEGORY WINNERS

ARCHITECTURE

BLACK & WHITE SERIES OF THE YEAR 2018 & 1ST PLACE, ARCHITECTURE

DANIEL GARAY ARANGO
Colombia
“GRVTY2”

© Daniel Garay ArangoClick to see full series.

ABSTRACT

1ST PLACE, ABSTRACT

HIRONORI NAKAMURA
Japan
“.Rhythm”

© Hironori NakamuraClick to see full series.

CONCEPTUAL

1ST PLACE, CONCEPTUAL

ORIANO NICOLAU
Spain
“Projections”

© Oriano NicolauClick to see full series.

FINE ART

1ST PLACE, FINE ART

LEILA FORÉS
Spain
“Promenade”

© Leila ForésClick to see full series.

LANDSCAPES

1ST PLACE, LANDSCAPES

AYA IWASAKI
Japan
“Ippon-One Pine Tree”

© Aya IwasakiClick to see full series.

NATURE & WILDLIFE

1ST PLACE, NATURE & WILDLIFE

LUISA LYNCH
Spain
“Conversations”

© Luisa LynchClick to see full series.

NUDE

1ST PLACE, NUDE

FIDEL COMAS
Spain
“19 Dreams”

© Fidel ComasClick to see full series.

PEOPLE

1ST PLACE, PEOPLE

WEI TAN
China
“Waiting in Limbo: Kashmir’s Half-widows”

PHOTOJOURNALISM

1ST PLACE, PHOTOJOURNALISM

RUI CARIA
Portugal
“The refugrants”

© Rui CariaClick to see full series.

PORTRAIT

1ST PLACE, PORTRAIT

MARZENA KOLARZ
Poland
“Contrast”

© Marzena KolarzClick to see full series.

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

1ST PLACE, STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

SEVIL ALKAN
Turkey
“Stray with me”

© Sevil AlkanClick to see full series.

TRAVEL

1ST PLACE, TRAVEL

BENJAMIN DECOIN
France
“Atomic Commuters”

© Benjamin DecoinClick to see full series.

SINGLE CATEGORY WINNERS

PHOTOJOURNALISM

BLACK & WHITE PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2018 & 1ST PLACE, PHOTOJOURNALISM

PIETRO DI GIAMBATTISTA
Italy
“Gypsy Boy”

© Pietro Di Giambattista

ABSTRACT

1ST PLACE, ABSTRACT

HANS PETER RANK
Germany
“olympic lines”

© Hans Peter Rank

ARCHITECTURE

1ST PLACE, ARCHITECTURE

MIKE HOLLMAN
New Zealand
“Modern Architecture, Singapore.”

© Mike Hollan

CONCEPTUAL

1ST PLACE, CONCEPTUAL

MICHEL KIRCH
France
“behind the panorama”

© Michel Kirch

FINE ART

1ST PLACE, ABSTRACT

SEONG JAE WOO
Korea, Republic of
“memory”

© Seong Joe Woo

LANDSCAPES

1ST PLACE, LANDSCAPES

ANDRE MELO-ANDRADE
Brazil
“Just my city”

© Andre Melo-andrade

NATURE & WILDLIFE

1ST PLACE, NATURE & WILDLIFE

ROMAIN TORNAY
Switzerland
“Ocean Fury”

© Romain Tornay

NUDE

1ST PLACE, NUDE

PAULINE GOYARD
France
“L’appel du vide”

© Pauline Goyard

PEOPLE

1ST PLACE, PEOPLE

PIERRE FAURE
France
“Me, Myself and I.”

© Pierre Faure

PORTRAIT

1ST PLACE, PORTRAIT

MARKÉTA NOVÁKOVÁ
Czech Republic
“Soul of nature”

© Markéta Nováková

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

1ST PLACE, STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

CLAUDIO ARESI
Italy
“sp40”

© Claudio Aresi

TRAVEL

1ST PLACE, TRAVEL

MARCELO REBRO
Slovakia
“Train jumpers”

© Marcel Rebro

Loved the photos of the first place winners? Then be sure to check out the photos of the runners-up and honorable mentions, which can be seen at MonoVisionsAward.com. And, if you’re a B&W photographer and feel like you have the eye to capture these precise moments, submissions are already open for 2019.

Emily Garces

Emily is a freelance content creator and photographer. Her passion is to simply create, whether it be through words or visuals. She mainly focuses her content on travel but through that, she fell in love with capturing the world one snap at a time so you will always see her with a camera. She was born and raised in New Jersey but considers herself a citizen of the world.

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