LONDON 21 October 2013 –  Amateur photographer Basil Stathoulis of South Africa was presented with the 8th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of Wildlife 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. “Basil Stathoulis’s “Elephant crossing waterlilies,” an exceptional image entered in the Wildlife category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him 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.

Elephant in the Lilies
Elephant in the Lilies



5 thoughts on “Nominee in 8th Black and White Spider Awards

  1. Basil! What a boykie, and what a photograph. Congratulations. I’m green with envy about your workshop with Hannes Lochner. Have a lovely week. Anita

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  2. Wow Basil! What an honour! My idea of a great image is that seeing it holds attention and interest, even on more than one occasion and stays in one’s memory, this one certainly does! Great image!


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