Winners & Merit Awards Of AAP Magazine’s B&W Photography Contest

Here are the 25 talented photographers who won the “AAP Magazine Black and White Photography Contest.

These amazing photographers come from 13 different countries, their work reflects their personal aesthetic and unique approach to black and white photography. It was wonderful to discover so many great works and compelling pictures. Clearly black and white photography continues to hold a prominent place in our hearts and imaginations!

The top 3 winners will be awarded $1,000.

1st Place Winner ($500 Cash Prize) – Donald Graham – Foxy, Los Angeles, California

Featured in my new book, “Donald Graham: One Of A Kind”, published by Hatje Cantz, April 2021. Continue reading »

New Wave Downtown Fashion by Edo Bertoglio

Edo Bertoglio is a Swiss photographer and film director. He received his degree in film directing and editing at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinema Francais in Paris in 1975. He moved to New York City in 1976, where he found work as a photographer for Italian Vogue, and Andy Warhol’s Interview, and other magazines. Continue reading »

Photographer Titus Poplawski Captures Beautiful, Intimacy and Surreal Photos

When Artists create, they make their worlds. Some create happy worlds, full of sense and discovery, some adventurous lands full of magic and fantasy, some creepy and eerie worlds full of monsters and fear. That’s the power of creativity. Every artist has to learn how to use it. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year 2021

The 2021 International Portrait Photographer of the Year Winners. Congratulations to Forough Yavari, the inaugural winner of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year. Forough’s portrait titled ‘Solitude’ won The Portrait Story Category as well as the overall prize.


“Solitude”. The overall winner of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year was this incredible work by Forough Yavari from Australia. (Photo by Forough Yavari/International Portrait Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Red, White, Blue and Awkward: 20 Hilarious 4th of July Family Photos From the 1980s and 1990s

Some people celebrate the Fourth with fireworks, others celebrate by taking the most awkward family photos of all time. Continue reading »

A Journey Through America in the 1970s and 1980s

Cannon Beach, Oregon, 1971

Photographer Paul McDonough takes on a journey through America in the 1970s and 1980s. The New York-based photographer shows us people on the beach, walking along sidewalks, sitting, flirting and hanging out. Continue reading »

Candid Photos Show Fashion Styles of Teenage Girls From the 1990s

Fashion in the 1990s was defined by a return to minimalist fashion, in contrast to the more elaborate and flashy trends of the 1980s. Continue reading »

Rhine Falls: Amazing Aerial Photography by Bernhard Lang

The Rhine Falls (German: Rheinfall) is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The falls are located on the High Rhine in northern Switzerland. They are 150 meters (490 ft) wide and 23 meters (75 ft) high.​​​​​​​ Continue reading »

Photographer Omar Reda Captures a Unique Kenyan Tribe

“Tribal life is fading with the invasion of the modern lifestyle. Kenya is one of the most advanced African countries and one can notice clearly that tribes are affected by globalization. Continue reading »

Finalists Announced for 2021 Women in Sport Photo Action Awards

‘AFLW Leap’ Kelly Defina (VIC) AFLW

Dragon Boat Racing, Highlining, Weightlifting and SwimRun are just some of the sports that are showcased in the finalist images which have been named today for the 2021 Women in Sport Photo Action Awards. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Everyday Life In Mozambique, Here Are His Best Shots

There’s nothing like candid everyday life realities to inspire street photographers. One of them is a talented photographer and a French language teacher, Grégory Escande, who captures cheerful moments as well as hardships of people living in Maputo, Mozambique, which is considered one of the poorest countries in the world. Continue reading »

Wellcome Photography Prize 2021 Shortlist

Wellcome Photography Prize has announced its 2021 shortlist. Now in its third year, the 2021 prize covers three areas of interest which reflect Wellcome’s three worldwide health challenge areas – mental health, global heating and infectious disease.

The shortlist comprises 90 photos by 31 professional, amateur and student photographers, from across the world. Covering topics from the impact of Covid-19 on transgender women in Jakarta, to rising temperatures in the Arctic Ocean, to addiction and the process of recovery, the prize aims to tell provocative visual stories and challenge preconceptions of these urgent health issues of our time.


Managing Mental Health (single image). Disconnected by Kate Rosewell. “Experiences of dissociation involve feeling separated from yourself, like watching your life as if it were a film. Distanced self-portraits such as this one capture a sense of that for Kate Rosewell, and help her to make sense of what’s in her mind. Dissociation can be a way of deflecting intense trauma, but it can also occur in less extreme situations, not least the isolation of lockdown, which in another way has separated so many of us from reality”. (Photo by Kate Rosewell/Wellcome Photography Prize 2021) Continue reading »

Fantastic Photos of the USSR in the 1950s You Haven’t Seen

Well, maybe you have seen some of these photos, however you are more likely to see the majority of them for the first time. All of them are colored and they literally help you dig into that special atmosphere. Amazing feeling of a time journey – 60-70 years into the past. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Japanese City in Gloomy Lights of Dark Neon

Photographer and illustrator Rolling Mackey travels around the city of Kanazawa at night and takes pictures of the streets illuminated by neon lights. Continue reading »

The Crazy Hair of Mexican Cholombiano Subculture in Photographs by Stefan Ruiz

Featured below are photos of Mexican urban teens by photographer Stefan Ruiz. These weird hairstyles and distinct outfits are a part of Cholombiano subculture which they represent. Continue reading »

Russian Photographer Captured Wonderful Photos While Visiting The Extraordinary Socotra Island

According to Kristina Makeeva: “Socotra is a Yemeni-owned island located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia. It is one of the world’s most isolated islands of continental (non-volcanic) origin; it separated from Africa about 6 million years ago. Continue reading »

To Change People’s Negative Perceptions Of Rats, Photographer Started Picturing Them In A Nice Way

According to Ruurd Jelle van der Leij: “With all the birds feeding in the garden on the seeds I drop for them, there is always some left for nightlife. This resulted over the year in a group of about 5 rats visiting my outdoor ‘studio’ every night. Continue reading »

Urban Photography of Russian Cities Inspired by the Movie “Inception”

A new perspective of Russian urban photography. The idea and implementation belongs to a production studio based in Vladimir. The creators of the project “Lestnica” (“Stairs”) found inspiration in the movie “Inception”. Every photo took tens of hours. Continue reading »

The Whimsical Photography of Cho Gi Seok

There’s something unique about Cho Gi Seok, a photographer from Seoul, South Korea. Each and every one of his photographs tells a distinctive story that plays with texture, color, and clothing. A master of digital photography, he has brought Korea’s artistic scene to global consciousness, producing works for the covers of Kinfolk and Vogue Korea, as well as working with international brands like Adidas. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Beautiful Polish Folklore Costumes In A Painting-Like Style

According to a photographer Anna Węcel: “My name is Anna Węcel, and I show the beautiful Polish folklore in a painterly way. I’m a children’s photographer from Poznań, who created a “Painterly folklore project”. The project aims to show how beautiful, varied, and colorful folk costumes from different regions of Poland are. Continue reading »

Extraordinary Aerial Photographs of London From the 1920s Taken by Alfred G Buckham

Creating spectacular images in the face of technical and physical adversity, Captain Alfred G Buckham (1879-1956) was the foremost aerial photographer of his day. Between 1908 to the early 1930s, Buckham created aerial portraits that are awe-inspiring, poetic and works of technical brilliance. Continue reading »

This Egyptian Photographer’s Series on the Giza Pyramids is Absolutely Breathtaking

Egyptian photographer Karim Amr has been sharing incredible photos of Cairo and the Giza Pyramid Complex on Instagram, where he started to amass a burgeoning following for his breathtaking images. Continue reading »

Rare Photographs Reveal British Soldiers Manning Anti-Aircraft Guns in Full Drag in World War II

This set of photographs, taken by John Topham while working in RAF intelligence, was censored by the British Ministry of Information when they were taken during the Second World War. The images were captured during a visit to the base of the Royal Artillery Coastal Defence Battery at Shornemead Fort, near Gravesend, in Kent. Continue reading »

Wildlife Shines Bright in the 2021 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year

The winners of the 2021 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year have been revealed, highlighting a stunning set of images that showcase the diversity and eccentricity of wildlife in all its glory. A mind-bending shot of an orangutang scaling a tree in Borneo took out the top prize, while other highlights include wild dog pups dancing in the dust and some incredible closeups of insects in action.

Canadian photographer Thomas Vijayan took out the grand prize in the 2021 Nature TTL Photographer of the Year awards, beating out more than 8,000 other entries with a striking image of a large orangutang that appears to have been shot looking upwards at the sky.


A pine marten investigates a toilet in an abandoned cottage in the Scottish Highlands. (James Roddie) Continue reading »

Amazing Photographs Capture Punk Scenes in East Germany During the 1980s

Bluesmass, Berlin, 1983

Harald Hauswald / OSTKREUZ

Beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s there were new movements within the German punk scene, led by labels like ZickZack Records, from Hamburg. It was during this period that the term Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave) was first coined by Alfred Hilsberg, owner of ZickZack Records. Many of these bands played experimental post-punk, often using synthesizers and computers. Continue reading »