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Sirsendu Gayen

Black and White

Part of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022

Open Judging Results

The subject matter for this round is completely open – anything goes, as long as it’s in black & white. But simply desaturating a colour image isn’t enough, because tone, form and light are hugely important. Does the subject matter require high or low contrast? Is the composition enhanced by the monochrome treatment? Did you ‘see’ the image in black & white when you shot it? Take some time to study the experts of the genre – Michael Kenna, Ragnar Axelsson, Cartier-Bresson, Sally Mann, Pentti Sammallahti… the potential for inspiration is almost endless.

Click here for the Young APOY 'Black and White' category – free to enter for 13-21 year olds.

There are £11,000 (GBP) worth of vouchers to win in APOY 2022, supplied by sponsors, MPB, plus the title of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022. Click the 'Prize details' tab for more information.

Prize details

The winner of each round in APOY 2022 will take home a £500 (GBP) voucher from MPB. The second-placed photographer in each round will win a £100 (GBP) voucher, and third will receive a £50 (GBP) voucher.

The overall winner of APOY 2022, will win a £1,000 (GBP) voucher from MPB, and will be crowned Amateur Photographer of the Year 2021.

A £1000 (GBP) voucher will be awarded to the winning UK Camera Club.

How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries closed
25 March 2022

25 March 2022 to 9 April 2022

Expert judge shortlist announced
9 April 2022

Expert judge winners announced
6 May 2022

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