18th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Honors Sam Dobrow of the United States with six awards


MIAMI, FL November 21, 2023 – At a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow streamed Saturday, November 18, 2023, Photographer Sam Dobrow of Miami, Florida, USA was presented with the following six (6) 18th Annual Black and White Spider Awards:

  • Honorable Mention in Fine Art | The Long and Winding Road to Baccoleno
  • Honorable Mention in Nature | Cat Eye Cave
  • Nominee in Fine Art | Foggy Morning in Tuscany
  • Nominee in Portrait | Santiago at the Hitching Post
  • Nominee in People | Tacking Up
  • Nominee in Architectural | Siena Duomo Tower

Honorable Mention: Fine Art

Honorable Mention: Nature

Nominee: Fine Art

Nominee: Portrait

Nominee: People

Nominee: Architecture

The live online gala was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the world’s premier event for black and white photography. 18th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Phillips, London; Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam; David & Goliath, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Saatchi & Saatchi, London; Portuguese Center of Photography, Porto; Jason McCoy Gallery, New York; Hulsbosch, Sydney; Willas Contemporary, Stockholm; FCB Global, New York; ADK Creative One Inc., Tokyo; The ArtFactory Club, Vienna; Silvan Faessler Fine Art, Switzerland; Goldsmiths, University of London; Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation, Berlin; DDB Canada, Edmonton; Galleria Valeria Bella, Milan; David Clarke, London; Chiara Badinella, Art Advisory & Appraisals, Milan; Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco; Grey Group, New York; and Galerie Bugada Cargnel in Paris who honored Spider Fellows with 612 coveted title awards and 561 nominees in 33 categories.

Sam Dobrow thanked the judges for honoring his accomplishments in Photography, “It is a great and humbling honor to have my photographic works selected for recognition by some of the world’s most esteemed judges and to share this exhibition space with the world’s most talented photographers.”

“This year saw another outstanding set of entries sparking some really fresh ideas, and making it very hard to select winners.” Commented Marcel Wijnen, Creative Director, Hulsbosch, Sydney

“Once again the Black & White Spider Awards has delivered a range of excellent winners in both the Professional and Amateur categories. There are a number of truly amazing images – not only the winners but also those with Honorable Mention. As a judge it was a challenge to select from so many strong submissions. Added Conrad Hechter, Correspondent, Goldsmiths, University of London

“It’s an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,193 entries from 69 countries we received this year” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Sam Dobrow’s ‘The Long and Winding Road to Baccoleno,’ an exceptional image entered in the Fine Art category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the Honorable Mention designation.”

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.

SAM DOBROW is an entrepreneur and an award winning contemporary photographic artist who lives and works in the artist village of Coconut Grove, Florida. His works can be found in museums and private collections. Sam’s artwork begins in the camera and evolves into images with intensely beautiful constructs amplified by his emotions and perceptions of the world and its inhabitants. Whether it is a street scene, portrait or figurative work, Sam captures beauty by presenting subjects shaped by light, framed by strong graphical elements, and emotionally supercharged by the thoughtful application or absence of color.

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Contact: Sam Dobrow
Email: samdobrowphotography@gmail.com
Website: https://samdobrowphotography.com

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