The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe 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 Royal Photographic Society, FoMu Fotomuseum, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Torch Gallery, Stockholm City Museum to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 298 coveted title awards and 957 nominees in 14 categories.
"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,508 entries from 73 countries that we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Rod Mountain’s “Untitled,” is an exceptional image entered in the Still Life 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.
The invitation only membership jury for the awards includes Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi (Founder, FTM Advisory, London), David Clarke (Curator, Fine Art Photography Specialist, London), Elviera Velghe (Director, FoMu Fotomuseum, Antwerp), Benjamin Jager (Director, Camera Work, Berlin), Conrad Hechter, (Correspondent, University of the Arts, London), Huc Malla I Figueras (Director, Galeria Cadaques, Cadaques), Dr. Fu Xin (Director, Fu Xin Gallery, Shanghai), Lorenzo Rudolf (Founder & Director, Art Stage, Singapore), Alfred Kornfeld (Director, Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin), Lise Li (Director, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai), Jesper Elg (Director, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen), Hilario Galguera (Director, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City), Stephen Strother (Director, Strother Fine Art, Frankfurt), Carles Tache (Founder, Galeria Carles Tache, Barcelona), Baudoin Lebon (Founder, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris), Andrea de Polo (Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum, Florence), David Heffel (President, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Canada), Roger Szmulewicz (Founder, Fifty One Gallery, Belgium), and Jerome Jacobs (Director, Aeroplastics contemporary, Brussels).