I am very proud to have received a nomination in the 8th Annual Black and White Spider Awards. The B&W Spider Awards is an international competition dedicated to monochrome or black and white images and judged by some of the most influential parties in world photography.
My photo Squeezing Nature was nominated in the Architectural category and whilst not making an award or honourable mention, simply making the shortlist of nominations from the many thousands of entries is a great achievement I hadn't expected.
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BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER DANIEL COOK FROM THE UK
LONDON 20th October 2013 - Amateur photographer Daniel Cook of The UK was presented with the 8th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of Architectural at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, October 19, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 75 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography.
The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from the Tate in London, Heffel Fine Art, FoMu Fotomuseum, FTM Advisory, Camera Work, Art Stage Singapore, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Galerie Baudoin Lebon in Paris, to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 246 coveted title awards and 938 nominees in 14 categories.
"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 9,456 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Daniel's "Squeezing Nature," an exceptional image entered in the Architectural category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of Nominee."
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.