The winners of the big black and white photo contest revealed

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January 21, 2021

The winners of the 7th annual Monochrome Photography Awards have been announced, with more than 7,000 images from 91 countries entered in this year’s competition. The big winner of the professional category is Ksystof Mozyro, who triumphed with his image, “Opponents”, which appears as a dead end during a Black Lives Matter event.

“These photographs were taken on June 6, 2020, during the demonstration in London,” he explains. “I found myself in the center of the rally, experiencing the full range of human emotions and observing the unusual behavior… At around 11 pm, after many hours of standing in the crowd, I was taken to the police investigation. The officer questioned me and checked the ID. Eventually I was able to leave but advised not to return to the city center within 24 hours as this would result in an arrest.

The Monochrome Discovery of the Year (Amateur) award goes to Svetlin Yosivof from Bulgaria for her image “Portrait Woman Mursi”. “The Mursi tribe is an African tribe from the remote Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia, near the border with Sudan,” he explains. “The photo is part of the ‘Second Ethiopian Tribes Exhibition’ album, 2019.

Some fantastic images were also selected in the Nature category, with the 1st place winner – Nature Discovery of the Year 2020 (Amateur) going to Cote Baeza (Chile) for the awesome cloud image, Fuerza Natural.

Another big winning image is Spiral by Wei Jian Chan (UK), who won the Architecture Discovery of the Year 2020 (Amateur) category. You can see the full list of winners here. Entries for the 2021 competition are now being accepted. All the details here.

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