Every year the Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers. Their primary mission is to celebrate monochrome visions and discover most amazing photographers from around the world.
Artist Manss Aval recently won two Honorable Mentions for his breathtaking piece, ‘Salk Institute’ in the Architecture Category and his multi-award winning piece, ‘Devil No Prada’ in the Fashion and Beauty Category. The honorable mentions for his fine art photography will be included in the Monochrome Photography Awards Annual Book.
The special Monochrome Photography Book features all the Honorable Mention winners and includes the work of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, along with other entries that the competition judges felt were worthy of commendation from both the professional and amateur sections.
Australian photographer Luke Tscharke was announced the overall winner of Professional category with his winning image, called ‘Barossa Bolt’. Barossa Bolt shows a large storm and lightning strikes over the Barossa Valley, South Australia. In the Amateur category, German photographer Hans Wichmann was announced the Monochrome Discovery of the Year, a title given to the overall winner in the Amateur category for his work, ‘Mosque‘.
The 2015 Monochrome Awards received 7212 submissions from 79 countries around the world. Winning images were selected by panel of international judges, including: Allison Barnes, Katarina Balgavy, Claire A. Warden, Anna Filipova, Rebecca Cairns, Ted Preuss, David Fokos, Roman Loranc, David Johndrow, Stefano Brunesci, Tomasz Lazar, Dominique Bollinger, Andre Brito, Giacomo Brunelli and Martin Stavars.
About Manss Aval
Manss Aval is an artist and long-time fine art photographer who works and resides in San Diego, California. Inspired by Nature’s patterns and textures his works transform inanimate objects into faces, designs and complete figures that present our environment in a different, more intimate perspective. As primary medium he concentrates on photography, acrylic and oil on canvas, and mixed media techniques. Among his other interests are sculptures, video and film. He has a broad background in media, communications and the sciences (including a Ph.D.).