16TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER GERALD PISARZOWSKI FROM CANADA
“Los Angeles, Nov. 4, 2021 –Photographer Gerald Pisarzowski from Canada was presented with the 16th Annual Black and White Spider Awards.
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.
“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. “Gerald Pisarzowski’s Cherry Street Bridge No. 12,” an exceptional image entered in the Abstract category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Merit of Excellence.”
Two other images that Gerald entered received critical acclaim. His image “Five Ladders“ received an Honourable Mention is the Fine Art Category and his image “Be a Change Artist” was Nominated in the Abstract Category.
The Jury represented over 20 of the industry’s biggest names and tastemakers in Europe, Asia and North America. They reviewed the entries online before making their nominations and honoring 596 title awards and 935 nominees in 33 categories.
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. www.thespiderawards.com
New York City Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA)
“CHERRY STREET NO. 12” was selected by juror Debra Klomp-Ching as an Honorable Mention in the Center’s ABSTRACT 2020 call for entry. The NYC4PA received 1700 images and only 50 were selected for this exhibit. All the selected images are available for viewing on nyc4pa.com by clicking on “Abstract” under Galleries.
CHERRY STREET NO. 12, Toronto, 2020
8 x 8 inch hand-coated platinum print
The mission of the NYC4PA is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography.
BLACK & WHITE MAGAZINE
Looking Back – Looking Forward 2021 Photo Contest
Black & White Magazine is a quarterly publication for collectors of fine photography. Their judging panel selected my image “Coastal Wave” for an award in the Alternative Darkroom Processes category. The work was singled out by the panel for its “visual excellence and narrative interest” and will be published in the October 2021 issue of the Magazine.
Black & White established the Alternative Darkroom Processes category to “honour the commitment and vision of photographers willing to invest time and energy to produce truly unique and organic analog imagery.”
Coastal Wave, Big Sur, CA 2011
8 x 8 inch hand-coated platinum print
THE LIGHT FACTORY GALLERY
38th Annual Art Auction starting on October 22nd – 30th
I’ve donated two hand-coated platinum prints to this fund-raiser. This year the gallery has partnered with auction gurus, Leland Little Auction House, who will facilitate their event online, for an entire week, from Thursday, October 22 through Friday, October 30. Bidding will open on the 22nd, and the Auction will end with a “live” closing, starting at 1 PM on the 30th.
In addition to funding operation expenses, proceeds from this year’s event will go toward funding a newly reimagined community gallery and workspace that will feature local photographers and provide a place for all of their communities to come together and create.
All of the work offered in this year’s auction will be on view at The Light Factory gallery starting Thursday, October 22nd – Friday, October 30th. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 4 pm, and by appointment. Please email Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment outside of gallery hours.