FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Honorable Mention in the Category of Still Life for Conical Dance at a prestigious Nomination and Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, November 21, 2015.
The live online gala was attended by over 10,000 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 industry’s biggest names and tastemakers including Bonhams, Random House, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Stockholm City Museum, Annenberg Foundation, Leo Burnett, FTM Art Advisory and Fratelli Alinari .
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from 7,686 entries from 74 countries that we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards creative director. Rich Smukler’s “Conical Dance” entered in The Still life category is an exceptional image and represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Honorable Mention.” Jury member Diane Ruggie from Velocebella agency added, “The gallery of winners and runners up has true stopping power.
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.
Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile)