Toni Frissell
In her legendary photos Toni Frissell impresses with a strong trend toward surrealism or realism. The photo presented below, although in black and white, is both extremely sharp and clear. To achieve such level of clarity in black and white is extremely hard.

Black and White Photography

Alin Ciortea
Alin Ciortea presents examples of modern street photography. In black and white, of course.

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Birds
Unfortunately, the photographer is unknown. The photo seems to be taken at exact the right moment from exactly the right angle with a perfect lighting. Black and white can be powerful as well.

Black and White Photography

Sally Mann
This photo, titled Candy Cigarette, not just displays something, it tells a story. It is both emotional and beautiful. This is what the originality of black-and-white-photography is all about.

Black and White Photography

Larry Towell
This shot was taken in El Salvador. Child with star mask during “Day Of The Dead”. Other child in background rolls tire for repair in garage where he works at an adult’s job. The photo is full of tiredness and stubbornness. Simple motif conveying strong emotions.

Black and White Photography

Aneta Kowalczyk
Aneta Kowalczyk specializes in portrait photography. Some of her photos are provoking, some are strange and some are extremely beautiful. The example below displays the beautiful side of black and white photography.

Black and White Photography

Nick Brandt
Nick Brandt is a renown animal photographer which has become famous with his book of photographs, “On This Earth”, which was published in October 2005.

Black and White Photography

Gary Winogrand
Taking a shot just at the right moment.

Black and White Photography

Larry Louie
Woman Of Tibet. Realism at its best. Awarded with International Photography Awards in 2007.

Black and White Photography

Gabriele Caretti
Tour Eiffel: extraordinary contrast and perspective. Strong, clean and very precise shot.

Black and White Photography

Ghost Town Charm
Excellent lighting.

Black and White Photography

Ansel Adams
One of the most famous contemporary black and white photographers. Classic!

Black and White Photography

Maurizio Polese
Polese’s works pay close attention to small, tiny details. The tones are perfects and compositions are beautiful which is why the photos are presented in this post. Notice the sharp contrast and the lighting at the first image below and the sharp pathway leading to the light in the second one.

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Top 10 Wired.com Reader Black-and-White Photos
Ten extraordinary black and white photographs sent to the Wired.com editorial by its readers.

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Michele Clement
Artistic yet beautiful and extremely powerful shot. Michele Clement is the winner of Black & White Spider Awards 2007 in category “Outstanding Achievement”.

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Snyder Alison
This photo has been taken in South Crillon Glacier, Washburn.

Black and White Photography

Abbas
Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami on the hills surrounding the captital, where his film “Taste of Cherry”, which was co-awarded the Golden Palm in Cannes 1997, was shot.

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Patrick Figaj
Ceremony.

Black and White Photography

Jack Radcliffe
Alison’s life in black and white photos. The significance of these pictures emerges in retrospect. “When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. However, in the process of documenting Alison’s growth, I developed a passionate interest in human relationships and capturing intimate moments in the lives of family and friends.”

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Arndt Laude
Alignment. Sometiems all it takes is to be at the right place in the right moment and take a shot under the right angle. That’s what happened here.

Black and White Photography

Ralph Gibson
Staircase is an example of Gibson’s high-contrast, minimalist black and white compositions have influenced a generation of photographers. By isolating the essential elements of a scene, his pictures show a style that is unique and immediately recognizable. [via]

Black and White Photography

Elliott Erwitt
Erwitt, an advertising and journalistic photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings — the master of the “indecisive moment”.

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Roy Mckeown
Snowy Sheep.

Black and White Photography

Adam Hinton

Black and White Photography

Van Shnooken Raggen
Two Warehouses.

Black and White Photography

Rodney Smith
Rodney Smith has his own understanding of professional black-and-white-photography. Unusual, abstract and surrealistic works.

Black and White Photography

Drole Deciel
Smiley.

Black and White Photography

Shazeen Samad
Simple yet excellent composition. This photo manages not just to show something, but to capture a moment of life in all its beauty and vividness.

Black and White Photography

Scott Bush
Berk-plage – France. What a sky! A really strange squadron: octopussy, teddy bear and skates.

Black and White Photography

Pedro Meyer
Pedro Meyer shows the life of people across the globe. This photo was taken in Rio De Janeiro.

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Mitch Dobrowner
Mitch Dobrowner is famous due to his Earth photos.

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Robertino Nikolic
lighting plays with geometry. Or geometry plays with lighting? The winner of the Black & White Spider Awards 2007.

Black and White Photography

Matthias Just
747.

Black and White Photography

Unknown
Capturing the right moment at the right point of time.

Black and White Photography

Bert (Quasebart)
Perfect timing, perfect lighting. A dreamy shot.

Black and White Photography

Hughes Leglise-Bataille
That’s a quite unusual perspective for a photograph.

Black and White Photography

Santosh Korthiwada
“No peeping please!” Very powerful, emotional and somehow sad photo.

Black and White Photography

Rui Palha
Rui Palha photographs simple people in simple situations. Result: extraordinary photos of simple things surrounding our life.

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Watanabe
Straws.

Black and White Photography

Lauren
Two Tree Hill. The composition looks very surreal, yet powerful and beautiful.

Black and White Photography

G. Diaz Deleon
Ventana XIV. Geometric minimalism at its best.

Black and White Photography

Maurizio Polese
Escape. Unusual angle, unusual perspective.

Black and White Photography

Jana Stolzer
Nameless.

Black and White Photography

Vega Omer
Struggling to survive.

Black and White Photography

Ezra Caldwell
Dog snout. Sometimes the moments from our life are the most valuable moments we should enjoy and keep in mind.

Black and White Photography

Last Click

Crossing Lines

Black and White Photography

Classics in Lego
An illustrative summary of iconic pictures with their pairs of Balakov’s Lego figure pictures which are reconstucting famous moments in the history of mankind.

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Mark Daniel Owen
I heart you. Do you see what we see?

Black and White Photography

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