I was lucky enough to be nominated this year in the Annual Black & White Spider Awards. This is the press release that I was given, which gives a little background to the awards:
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER JO TENNANT FROM ENGLAND
LONDON 20th October 2013 – Professional photographer Jo Tennant of the UK was presented with the 8th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of Nude at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, October 19, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 75 countries 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 Tate in London, Heffel Fine Art, FoMu Fotomuseum, FTM Advisory, Camera Work, Art Stage Singapore, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Galerie Baudoin Lebon in Paris, to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 246 coveted title awards and 938 nominees in 14 categories.
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 9,456 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Jo’s “Dancing in Light III” is an exceptional image entered in the Nude category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her 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.
Jo’s entry in the awards can be seen here