By Jessica Stewart on August 22, 2017

Celebrating the art of black and white photography, MonoVisions has just announced the winners of their 2017 photography awards. The leading photography magazine created the MonoVisions Photography Awards to allow amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to show off their best monochromatic photos.

The awards cover 12 categories, from conceptual and nude photography to wildlife and architectural images. The awards give prizes to single images, as well as photographic series. The winners compete for $5,000 in prizes and are judged by an expert panel of photographers, critics, and gallerists. This year, Kars Tuinder took him the single image grand prize for his expertly framed photograph of a fish market in Africa.

Anup Shah took home the grand prize for his series The Mara, which is a set of stunning wildlife photos shot in Kenya. “I think black and white photography can communicate my feelings better. Black and white also has the potential to reveal the essence, to lift out the soul, of wild animals,” Shah shared with us. “It seems to capture the truth that lies beneath the surface.”

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