Success at the Black and White Spider Awards

Awards Press release


LOS ANGELES 6TH NOVEMBER 2021 – Professional photographer Seán Pines of the United Kingdom was presented with the 16th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee titles in the categories of Fashion and Still Life at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show streamed Saturday, November 6, 2021.


Still Life:

The live online gala was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the world’s premier event for black and white photography. 

16th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Galerie Springer, Berlin; HackelBury Fine Art, London; DROGA5, New York; Artfactory Club, Vienna; Portuguese Center of Photography, Porto; Spurs Gallery, Beijing; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; The Guardian, London; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; Alessia Paladini Gallery, Milan; ADK Creative One Inc., Tokyo; Hiroshima MOCA, Japan; Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney; Silvan Faessler Fine Art, Switzerland; Goldsmiths, University of London; Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation, Berlin; NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale; Cassina Projects Gallery, Milan; David Clarke, London; Paola Anselmi Contemporary Art, Perth; Chiara Badinella, Art Advisory & Appraisals, Milan; MWWM, New York; and Galerie Bugada Cargnel in Paris who honoured Spider Fellows with 596 coveted title awards and 935 nominees in 33 categories.

“As always the Black & White Spider Awards showcases the work of talented professional and amateur photographers that may until now have been somewhat hidden from view. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to discover these new and exciting images.” Conrad Hechter, Correspondent at Goldsmiths, University of London commented.

Caroline Hunter, Picture Editor for The Guardian Weekend Magazine, London added, “It was a real pleasure viewing such inventive and diverse imagery – after the year that we’ve all experienced, globally and collectively.”

“It’s an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,211 entries from 75 countries we received this year” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Seán Pines’s “Gemma and Calla Lilly” are exceptional images entered in the Fashion and Still Life categories, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee in both categories.

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honouring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honours the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.