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16TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER SAM DOBROW FROM THE UNITED STATES
MIAMI, FL (November 9, 2021) – Photographer Sam Dobrow of the United States was presented with the 16th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the NUDE category at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show streamed Saturday, November 6, 2021.
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. 16th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Galerie Springer, Berlin; HackelBury Fine Art, London; DROGA5, New York; Artfactory Club, Vienna; Portuguese Center of Photography, Porto; Spurs Gallery, Beijing; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; The Guardian, London; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; Alessia Paladini Gallery, Milan; ADK Creative One Inc., Tokyo; Hiroshima MOCA, Japan; Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney; Silvan Faessler Fine Art, Switzerland; Goldsmiths, University of London; Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation, Berlin; NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale; Cassina Projects Gallery, Milan; David Clarke, London; Paola Anselmi Contemporary Art, Perth; Chiara Badinella, Art Advisory & Appraisals, Milan; MWWM, New York; and Galerie Bugada Cargnel in Paris who honored Spider Fellows with 596 coveted title awards and 935 nominees in 33 categories.
“As always the Black & White Spider Awards showcases the work of talented professional and amateur photographers that may until now have been somewhat hidden from view. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to discover these new and exciting images.” Conrad Hechter, Correspondent at Goldsmiths, University of London commented.
Demet Yildiz, Director of Photography at Istanbul Museum of Modern Art said “Black & White Spider Awards is a one-of-a-kind event bringing together talents, independent of their geography, and offering them an excellent platform to be seen by viewers globally.”
Caroline Hunter, Picture Editor for The Guardian Weekend Magazine, London added, “It was a real pleasure viewing such inventive and diverse imagery – after the year that we’ve all experienced, globally and collectively.”
“It’s an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,211 entries from 75 countries we received this year” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Sam Dobrow’s ‘Organic Geometry’, an exceptional image entered in the NUDE category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.”
Sam Dobrow said, “I’m humbled and honored to join this group of talented photographers and to have my work admired by such a prestigious panel of judges and industry professionals.”
BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. For 16 years the Black & White Spider Awards has provided a global platform and channel for photographers to showcase their work to important key industry taste-makers. 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. The Black & White Spider Awards represents the world’s finest contemporary photographers as nominated by a multinational Jury. Thousands of images are submitted each year with only a few hundred images making it to Nominee status. The Nominee shortlist consists of images that have received the highest percentage of votes overall and is the shortlist from which the winners are decided.
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