9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards

9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee

I’m thrilled to receive recognition as a Nominee in the prestigious Black and White Spider Awards for the Professional category of Still Life at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, October 18, 2014.

The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.
Here’s some additional details and comments regarding the event and my image;

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from The Royal Photographic Society, FoMu Fotomuseum, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Torch Gallery, Stockholm City Museum to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 298 coveted title awards and 957 nominees in 14 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,508 entries from 73 countries that we received this year,”

said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director.

“Rod Mountain’s “Untitled,” an exceptional image entered in the Still Life 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.

The invitation only membership jury for the awards includes Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi (Founder, FTM Advisory, London), David Clarke (Curator, Fine Art Photography Specialist, London), Elviera Velghe (Director, FoMu Fotomuseum, Antwerp), Benjamin Jager (Director, Camera Work, Berlin), Conrad Hechter, (Correspondent, University of the Arts, London), Huc Malla I Figueras (Director, Galeria Cadaques, Cadaques), Dr. Fu Xin (Director, Fu Xin Gallery, Shanghai), Lorenzo Rudolf (Founder & Director, Art Stage, Singapore), Alfred Kornfeld (Director, Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin), Lise Li (Director, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai), Jesper Elg (Director, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen), Hilario Galguera (Director, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City), Stephen Strother (Director, Strother Fine Art, Frankfurt), Carles Tache (Founder, Galeria Carles Tache, Barcelona), Baudoin Lebon (Founder, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris), Andrea de Polo (Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum, Florence), David Heffel (President, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Canada), Roger Szmulewicz (Founder, Fifty One Gallery, Belgium), and Jerome Jacobs (Director, Aeroplastics contemporary, Brussels).

The image can also be viewed on the Black and White Spider Awards website: http://bit.ly/1t9m0bm
and here on rodmountain.com: http://bit.ly/1AyCuPh

This image has been recognized as a Nominee in the prestigious 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards in the Professional category of Still Life. © 2010 Rod Mountain (Rod Mountain / http://www.rodmountain.com)

2013 National Geographic Photography Contest Winners

The National Geographic Society has recently announced the winners for their photo contest.
The galleries for each category are definitely worth a look.

Don’t miss the winning nature photo taken by Paul Souders (winner: Nature) at Hudson Bay, Manitoba, Canada.

The dreamy capture of an old town in Yuanyang, China was taken by Adam Tan (winner: Places) while Cecile Smetana Baudier (winner: People) shows a dramatic capture of light and shadow cast for the winning portrait in the ‘People’ category.


(all links accessed 2013-12-21)

#2013 National Geographic #Photography Contest #Winners

Best Wire Photographer of 2013

Muhammed Muheisen has won Time Magazine’s ‘Best Wire Photographer of 2013’.

Muhammed is based in Islamabad (the Capital City of Pakistan). Also a Pulitzer Prize winner, here’s a few links where you can find some of his award winning work.






(all links accessed 2013-12-14)


Muhammed Muheisen: @TIME Picks the #Best Wire #Photographer of 2013
http://ti.me/1edkzD6 @Muheisen81