I am delighted to share that I was nominated for an award in the 13th Annual Black & White Spider Awards for an image of my daughter captured in Saudi Arabia. It is a true honour to be recognized alongside so many talented photographers. Below is a copy of the Press Release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
13TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER ERIN CLAYTON FROM CANADA.
LOS ANGELES (January 20, 2019) - Professional photographer Erin Clayton of Victoria, BC (Canada) was presented with the 13th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of Children of the World at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow streamed Saturday, November 10, 2018.
The live online gala was attended by over 17,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography. 13th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Penguin Random House, London; Contrasto Galleria, Milan; Young & Rubicam, Lima; Harper's Bazaar, UK; Victoria Film Festival, Canada; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; Silvan Faessler Fine Art, Zurich; Time Inc., London; Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna; Conny Dietzschold Galleries, Cologne; and Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 692 coveted title awards and 952 nominees in 32 categories.
"Once again, another stunning collection of high quality entries both professional and amateur. It's always inspiring to see this classic medium being stretched into new and interesting directions." Said juror Marcel Wijnen, Creative Director at Anthem Worldwide/Marque Branding in Sydney. Cultural Heritage Consultant Andrea de Polo from Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum in Florence added "The quality of work is incredible and for the jury selecting the best images is very hard work."
"It's an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,404 entries we received this year" said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Erin Clayton's "Slide Contemplation," an exceptional image entered in the Children of the World category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present her 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. www.thespiderawards.com
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Contact: Erin Clayton
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