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LONDON 25 February 2010 - Professional photographer Hugh Turvey of the UK was presented with the 5th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Honourable Mention in the category of Still Life at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show attended by 35,000 online viewers who logged on live from 154 countries to see the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography.
Thousands of images were received from 68 countries worldwide. The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from Magnum Photos, The Armory Show, Fratelli Alinari, Contrasto to Tate and Hamiltons in London who honored Spider Fellows with 84 coveted title awards in 28 categories. The judges reviewed the entries online for eight weeks before making their final nominations and Hugh's "Mr & Mrs Smith - Honeymoon Suite" an exceptional image entered in the Still Life category, received a high percentage of votes overall.
"The Spider Awards celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Hugh's work represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the Award."
You can view Hugh's 5th Annual Winners winning image at http://www.thespiderawards.com/
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.