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BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER RICH SMUKLER FROM THE UNITED STATES
LOS ANGELES (OCTOBER 18, 2014) – Photographer Rich Smukler of the United States was presented with the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the Categories of Fine Art and Nature at a prestigious Nomination and Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, October 18, 2014.
The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.
The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from The Royal Photographic Society, FoMu Fotomuseum, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Torch Gallery, Stockholm City Museum to Fratellia Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with awards and nominees in 14 categories.
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from 8,508 entries from 73 countries that we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards creative director. Rich Smukler’s “Guardian” entered in The Fine Art category and “Swamp’s Edge” entered in the Nature category are exceptional images and represent black and white photography at its finest.”
You can view the 9th Annual Winners Gallery at
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.
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