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Black and White Photography Marvels from the Budapest International Foto Awards

October 2, 2020

The world of black and white photography is an alluring one: the shapes and forms win new meaning while colours become irrelevant. In these works, a new, fresh perception is important to be able to present something new. We believe that these black and white photography marvels from the Budapest International Foto Awards in 2019 should be highlighted.


Bodified Transition by Chiu Li Ying - Gold in Advertising / Beauty

The mystique of this photo series shows the model in transition from the shadows through a glass - an almost dreamy shot.

Misty Day by Olga Golopolosova - Gold in Nature / Trees

This misty day in Denmark in 2018 was frozen for eternity - through the photographer, we can almost feel the cold crisp air flowing through the trees.

Kid Jockey by Alain Schroeder - Bronze in Editorial / Sports

Sumbawan children between the ages of 5-10 race with notoriously small horses and little to no protective gear. The tradition used to celebrate good harvests became a true spectator sport decades ago to entertain the Dutch nobility. In present times, it remained a favourite pastime of villagers. 

Gloomy Fog by Shih-Hung Yang - Gold in Architecture / Buildings

In big cities, the non-stop competition pushes constructions to build buildings higher and higher. To satisfy the constructing requirements day by day, the factories were built... higher buildings can never exceed the smog made by humans.

Submerged Field - Underwater Rugby by Camilo Diaz - Gold in Editorial / Sports

On this photo, we see the Colombian national team immersed in white, grey, and black, fighting together for the ultimate position. With accredited prestige, an invitation was sent to participate in the European Junior Championship, as a guest team. Ana Maria and her team are constantly fighting, pushing their lungs to the limit and transforming their everyday lack of resources to an idea of opportunity. 

Only One by Mikhail Potapov - Second Place in Advertising

Captured in this picture is a lone moment of a rider who walks with his horse on the plateau of Lago-Naki. The solitude and self-reflection hit us from afar - a truly well-composed piece.


Via 57 West by Louis-Philippe Provost - Bronze in Architecture / Buildings

Walking through the tall forest of buildings in New York, we come across something enormous but different - the photographer captured the special forms that make the facade of Via 57 West Apartments.

Oceans Ambassadors by Christian Vizl - Silver in Nature / Underwater

According to the artist, photography is capable of real service to humanity, promoting empathy and initiating change. He firmly believes that if we want to have a future on this planet, we need to understand that our lives are interconnected to all living animals, and our own well being is directly linked to the well being of these animals. 


Pasta and Glass. by Liliane Schwab - Bronze in Fine Art / Still Life

To make such shots, the photographer locates props and paints backdrops as she explores different possibilities with light until the image through my camera is the world she wishes to show. 

Dominoes in Havana by Christine L. Mace - Bronze in People / Culture

Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).

Are you seeking more inspiration? Look at our ten favourite photographs in the Advertising category!