25 Of The Most Beautiful Black And White Photographs As Selected By AAP Magazine 32

All About Photo
3 min readJul 11


1st Place Winner: Kim City © Alain Schroeder

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We’re delighted to reveal the names of the 25 talented photographers who won AAP Magazine #32: B&W

These incredible photographers hail from 15 countries across 5 continents, and their photography reflects their distinct artistic style and individual approach to capturing the essence of black and white imagery. It was an incredible experience to explore their impressive collections and captivating photographs. Undeniably, black and white photography continues to hold a significant position in our hearts and imaginations.

Black and white photographs possess a poetic quality that is truly remarkable. Timeless in nature, the nuanced tonal scale of black and white photography accentuates its subjects and enhances the interplay of light, resulting in a sublime visual presentation. Its classical and often nostalgic allure encapsulates genuine beauty, allowing for a stark clarity that reveals the true essence and identity of the subject. As aptly stated by Canadian photojournalist Ted Grant, When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!

The diversity of their work spans from visual storytelling to capturing the serene beauty of tranquil landscapes, as well as evocative portraits that delve deep into the soul of the subject. Each selected portfolio showcases a distinct approach to the unifying theme of black and white photography. Whether employing film or digital techniques, embracing deep blacks or subtle grays, every photographer presents a unique perspective that sets them apart.

2nd Place Winner: Cosette © Anastasia Pagonas

The Winner of AAP Magazine 32 is Alain Schroeder (Belgium) with the series Kim City
The Second place winner is Anastasia Pagonas (United States) with the image Cozette
The Third place winner is Fenqiang Liu (United States) with the series Secret Garden

The other winners featured in the Merit Award’s Gallery are :
Eric Kunsman (United States), Beamie Young (United States), Andre Bogaert (United Kingdom), Hioe Jason (Indonesia), Andrea Bettancini (Italy), Jaejoon Ha (South Korea), Gavin Libotte (Australia), Paul Gibert (United States/Spain), Gerald Assouline (France), Johan Willems (Belgium), Jonas Scheck (Netherlands), Abdulrahman Adi (Syria/Germany), Joan Morse (United States), Manuel Besse (France), Klaus Lenzen (Germany), Kevin Lyle (United States), Martin Miklas (Portugal), Max Marienko (United States), Pelin Guven (China), Mitchell Anolik (United States), Carl Young (United States) and Demetrio Jereissati (Brazil)

3rd Place Winner: Secret Garden © Fenqiang Liu
Unknown Number- 85 Cafe, 1140 Grand Avenue, Las Vegas, NM 87701 from the series ‘Life-Lines Throughout the United States’ © Eric Kunsman
Messaging On The Move from the series ‘Tokyo in Black & White’ © Andre Bogaert
Melasti Ceremony © Jason Hioe

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