From the press release:
“In this first edition of the 2017 awards black and white a prestigious international jury made up of renowned photographer Star Rush, Jay Davies of Getty Images, Pascal Young, director of La photographie Galerie, the incredible photographer Laurent Baheux, the founder and director Of Balkan Photo Festival, Haris Calkic, director of Galerie 94, Sascha Laue, Brian Paul of the ClamArt Gallery in New York and Maxim Panés, director of Dodho Magazine, have selected through a hard-working process, due to high quality and the large numbers of projects and portfolios received, the award-winning photographers as the best projects in black and white 2017.
The selection process has been very complicated but we are proud of the final result, and the great reception obtained. To the winners and finalists, they be proud because very soon thousands of eyes will be the witness of the result of their effort.
In the coming weeks will be published the book Black & White - Best photographers of the year 2017 where they will show the works of all winners and finalists. The edition will be published in hardcover and also in digital format and will be put up for sale on our website; it will also be distributed to the best galleries and agencies around the world in search of opportunities for the photographers who have applied to this contest.”
I am greatly honored to have the 'AQAL Views' series among the finalists.
Congratulations to all the recipients!