Spectacular Winning Photos From The reFocus Black And White Photography Awards 2023

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The 2023 Black and White Photo Contest winners have been revealed with pride by the reFocus Awards, showcasing captivating submissions from 77 different nations.

Contest Winner: 1st Place – CarScapes by Bill Pack

This competition distinguishes between professional and non-professional photographers, highlighting the monochromatic charm that unites them. Bill Pack has emerged as the standout professional winner, securing the title for his mesmerizing “CarScapes” series. In this collection, classic automobiles transform into alluring entities through his inventive use of lighting and composition.

In a parallel category, the non-professional division celebrates the poignant beauty found in everyday experiences, exemplified by Serkan Dogus’s moving portrayal of a shepherd’s journey in Turkey, which claimed the coveted top prize.

Now in its second year, the reFocus Awards encompass a wide range of categories, including abstract, aerial, film/analog, and people. The professional category awards a generous $2,500 cash prize to the winner, while their non-professional counterpart receives a notable $1,500 in recognition of their exceptional photographic talent.

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Contest Winner: 2nd Place – The last gigant of the hell by Antonio Flores

Contest Winner: 3rd Place – Buzzer midge by Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz

Abstract: Gold – A Tributary In The Abstract by Pat Kennedy Corlin

Abstract: Bronze – Singing Bird by Ching Kai Lee

Aerial: Gold – Tree of Life by Julie Kenny

Aerial: Bronze – A Cold Road by Tomáš Neuwirth

Architecture: Gold – Eye of the Sea by Hilda Champion

Architecture: Silver – Augustinerhof by Garnet Köning

Conceptual: Gold – Remnants by Kris Desautels

Conceptual: Silver – The hidden way by Mehdi Nazeri

Domestic Animals: Silver – Nature’s black and white by Fleur Scholte

Domestic Animals: People’s Vote Award – Dreamy by Barbara Pustelnik

Event: Gold – The Last Turn by Laurie Thomson

Event: Silver – Soatanana by Denys Kutsevalov

Fashion & Beauty: Gold – Mayti Series by David Allan Brandt

Fashion & Beauty: Silver – Pearls by Olivia Mazzola

Film/Analog: Gold – Living History – Lincoln’s by Ruben Hamelink

Film/Analog: Silver – Sara by Angélique Boissière

Fine Art: Gold – Rebirth by Michael Potts

Fine Art: Silver – Stairway to Heaven by Ivana Miletic

Landscapes: Gold – Essence of Huangshan by Kent Burkhardsmeier

Landscapes: Bronze – Enigmático Desierto by Paulo Olivier Hanshing

Minimalism: Gold – Untitled by Drew Hopper

Minimalism: Silver – Emu Point Jetty by Julie Kenny

Nature: Gold – The Wait by Csaba Tokolyi

Nature: Silver – Moods by Pietro Luraschi

People: Gold – Cary, Axiuli and Haytoo by James Clifford Kent

People: Bronze – The last Incas, Q’ero People by Aga Szydlik

Portrait: Silver – May the Winds Blow by Javiera estrada

Portrait: Bronze – Freckled Beauty by Gabriela Homolová

Still Life: Gold – Mirage by Shunya Tomita

Still Life: Silver – Final Bow by Renee Giffroy

Street: Gold – Commuters India by Sascha van der Werf

Street: Bronze – The Commuters Vienna by Sascha van der Werf

Travel: Gold – The Last of the Eagle Hunters by Rachel Rudwall

Travel: Silver – Women from Ollantaytambo by Steve Carr

Wildlife: Gold – Queen of the North by Sushil Chauhan

Wildlife: Silver – Mahoosive by Deanna DeShea

Wildlife: Silver – Resolute by Marie Frankel


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