Honest Portraits: Unvarnished Russia In Emotional Black & White Photographs By Oleg Videnin

Oleg Videnin is a Russian professional photographer and journalist, was born in the city of Bryansk. After a university he used to work as a forester, but then he got into journalism and worked on a radio, newspaper and TV. In the late 1990s he came over the internet and became one of the most popular Russian photographers. Continue reading »

The Superb Atmospheric And Poetic Black & White Photo Artworks Of Gabriel Guerrero Caroca

Gabriel Guerrero Caroca, a mysterious Instagram user, unveils, on his social media, a dreamy and monochrome universe. Misty landscapes, lonely portraits and strange scenes punctuate his gallery. A visual journal capturing the ballads of a poet in the making. Continue reading »

Sublime Street Photographs Of Hong Kong In The 1950s And 1960s

Hong Kong is all about the food. The smell of delicious stuff, some of it unidentifiable only to Bellamists and delving biology professors and coroners, hangs in air so soupy and thick it seems to be keeping the new skyscrapers upright. I’m wrong, of course. Hong Kong is all about human life, which is everywhere, packed tightly and possessed of an atavistic self-containment – the closest thing modern humanity has to Babel, Jericho or maybe Sodom. Continue reading »

Fascinating Black And White Photos Capture Street Scenes Of Kyoto, Japan In 1974

Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, it forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe. Continue reading »

In Between Times: Lyrical And Nostalgic Atmosphere Of The Soviet Ural Region In Beautiful Black And White Photographs Of Ivan Galert

People in a hurry, waiting for a tram at a bus stop or resting on the bank of a river, picturesque provincial sketches, new buildings and parades are the main subjects in the photographs of Ivan Galert taken at the end of the Soviet era in Sverdlovsk and nearby. Continue reading »

Tenement Kids And The City – Glasgow In 1975

“All of these photos were taken on a weekend return from art college to visit my parents in the east end of Glasgow in 1975,” says John J Brady. “I obviously hadn’t mastered the camera and light meter combo that I’d borrowed from the college and the original negatives are in a poor state. But the images capture a place in time.” Continue reading »

Striking Black And White Photographs Of New York City’s ‘Mean Streets’ In The 1970s And 1980s

Renowned photographer Edward Grazda began his career in that version of NYC. The black and white photos in Mean Streets offer a look at that desolate era captured with the deliberate and elegant eye that propelled Grazda to further success. It’s a version of New York that has been all but scrubbed clean in the financially solvent years that have followed, but the character of the city has been indelibly marked by the scars of those years. Continue reading »

Beautiful Black And White Photos Of A 18-Year-Old Madonna Taken By Cecil Taylor In 1977

On May 3, 1977, photographer Cecil I. Taylor took these beautiful photos of Madonna at the Art Worlds Institute of Creative Arts in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before she moved to New York City. Continue reading »

Photographer Fell In Love With Iceland And Moved There To Capture Its Captivating Nature

According to Lesley Brügger: “Growing up in the beautiful country of Switzerland, I never really was into nature photography. I was almost blind to the beauty that I called home. Somehow I always knew I would move somewhere else one day. I always felt drawn to the Nordic countries and Iceland was on my “want to visit one-day” list. Continue reading »

Eerie Black And White Photographs That Show London Fog Scenes From The Early 20th Century

Fog at Ludgate Circus, London. November 1922

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London was covered in “fog” at the beginning of the 20th century, culminating in the Great Smog in 1952. The Clean Air Act was implemented in 1956, but the fatalities from the Great Smog are said to have reached 12,000. Here’s a collection of haunting black and white photos of London fog from between 1910s to 1950s. Continue reading »

“Colorize To Remember”: Samir Belhamra Colorized Historic Images To Bring The Past To Life

Samir Belhamra is a self-taught photographer and graphic designer, based in France. We recently published his amazing photographs of the South of France. Today we present his new project “Colorize To Remember” in which he colorized old classic photos. Continue reading »

“Birds Of Britain”: Photographer John d Green Captured The Beauties Of London In ‘Swinging Sixties’

Birds of Britain, an acclaimed book of photographs by John d Green, was published almost 50 years ago, in September 1967. The book featured John d Green’s strikingly individual, unconventional and witty portraits of 58 of the girls who made London swing – actresses, models, aristocrats, fashion designers, boutique owners and pop singers. Continue reading »

Brilliant Photo Project Captures What It’s Like to Feel Lost

A man stares down a train, umbrella in hand, defiant in his dreary black-and-white world. This was the first of César Blay‘s images to captivate us when it popped up on the top of the Popular page a couple of weeks back, and we immediately wanted to know the story behind it. Continue reading »

“Sunken Time”: Soviet Russia, XX Century, 1962-1992, In Black & White Photographs By Mikhail Dashevsky

Photos of famous Russian photographer Mikhail Dashevsky – persuasive evidence of Soviet society “era of developed socialism.” Black-and-white photos, devoid of pathos and gloss, hypnotically immerse the viewer in the recent, but forgotten time. reality (casual as we would say today) – Moscow, province, village, children, elderly – the main themes of photos in the book. Continue reading »

13 Of The Best Photos From The First Half Of The B&W Child Photography Competition 2019

Reflections. By Natalia Chingina, Russia (3rd Place in the Fine Art category)

B&W Child Photo Competition is the biggest international photo competition that showcases the very best of black and white child photography from around the globe every year. Ever since 2014, we are giving emerging child photographers priceless exposure and a chance to be discovered. Continue reading »