12TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS
HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER MARCIA SOLOFF
LOS ANGELES - Amateur photographer Marcia Soloff from the USA was presented with the 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards WINNER in the category of “Children of the World” at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow.
The live online gala was attended by over 17,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography. 12th Annual Jury Members represented the industry's biggest names and tastemakers including The Armory Show, New York; Christie's, London; McCann, Singapore; GQ, New York; Hot Docs Film Festival, Toronto; Y&R, Malaysia; Sharon Calahan, Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville; Bloomsbury Auctions, London; and Donald Schneider Studios, Berlin who reviewed the entries online before making their nominations and honoring 672 title awards and 1034 nominees in 31 categories.
The Awards could not have wished for a better group of professionals to work with.
"Once again, another stunning collection of high quality entries both professional and amateur. It's always inspiring to see this classic medium being stretched into new and interesting directions." Said juror Marcel Wijnen, Creative Director at Anthem Worldwide/Marque Branding in Sydney. Cultural Heritage Consultant Andrea de Polo from Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum in Florence added "The quality of work is incredible and for the jury selecting the best images is very hard work."
"It's an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,121 entries we received this year from 74 countries, said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. Marcia Soloff's ,"DNA OF CHILDHOOD #36-CUBA” an exceptional image entered in the CHILDREN OF THE WORLD category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present her with the title of WINNER
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.