The AAP award winning black and white photography presented in the All About Photo (AAP) Magazine issue #18 were created by artists representing 13 different countries. I am honored to be included in this group.
About Black and White Photography From the Competition Juror
“Black and white images can be like remarkable poetry. Timeless, the black and white tonal scale has nuances that highlight its subjects and enhances the light for a sublime rendering. Its classical and often nostalgic feel contains true beauty, allowing for a stark clarity or reality of the subject to be seen and identified. As the Canadian photojournalist Ted Grant said, “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 work ranges from the visual narrative to the simple contemplative beauty of quiet landscapes and to portraits that tell a story deep within the eyes of their subject. The selected portfolios all have different approaches to the unifying theme of black and white photography. Using film or digital photography, deep blacks or light grays, each photographer showcases a unique point of view.” — Sandrin Hermand-Grisel, Founder and Editor, All About Photo
The timelessness of black and white photography was the prefect way to express the mood and experience of a second line jazz funeral procession that is part mourning and part celebration. The history of the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans weaves through some of the most historic events in American history. It is one of oldest African American neighborhoods in the U.S. and home to Congo Square, an area where enslaved Africans were allowed to congregate on Sundays to play music and sell goods.
Other recognition for the award winning image Man With Cigar
The image Man With Cigar from this series was also published in the British Journal of Photography’s 2020 Portrait of Humanity Book Vol. 2. Press coverage for the 200 images shortlisted include:
“The 200 images shortlisted for this year’s Portrait of Humanity award seek to prove there is more that unites us than sets us apart. In June, they will be published in a book by Hoxton Mini Press. And in September, the 100 winners will be displayed internationally on digital screens, including, for the first time, one 111,000ft above Earth, as part of a collaboration with the company Sent Into Space. The competition attracted entries from 36 countries.” — BBC News
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Print image details
Title: Man With Cigar
Image size: 18″ x 24″
Archival Inkjet Print
Printing Partner: Dickerman Prints, San Francisco
Edition: 4 of 20, AP 1
Additional Images From the Series A Day in The Treme