Photography Contest

Black and White

Deadline |


Theme |

Black and White

Territory |


Eligibility |

All entrants must be 18 years of age or older

Entry Fees |

$35/5 images

Prizes |

Half a century after the advent of color film, black and white & monochromatic photography continues to capture our collective imagination. Utilizing tone, contrast, texture and shape, monochromatic photography strips its subject to only the most essential visual elements; revealing a sense of soul, substance and meaning – separate from the shifting sentiments, symbolism and cultural associations of color imagery.

Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that demonstrate the fundamental qualities that make black and white & monochromatic photography an enduring, contemporary art form. All genres, capture types, black & white and color, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

After a career doing both commercial and press photography, I became drawn to exploring the cities and villages of my native India, seeking out and photographing the people whose cultures and ways of life are quickly becoming lost in the contemporary, more homogenized world of today. Now based in the US I continue to expand my subject matter and am exploring the streets and people of the US. I had to change how I approach my subjects here as culturally it is quite different from India. Recently I showed my work at Agora Gallery in New York and will be showing at Photo place gallery in Vermont.
Robi is the recipient of several awards from the International Color Awards including Photographer of the Year Award and was the recipient of the 6th Annual Master Cup for his photo, Off the Ground, depicting a tribal child in (region, India) pushing a cycle rim down a village road. The same photo won the 2015 Directors Choice award from Photo Place Gallery Vermont, juried by James P Blair National Geographic photo editor (Retired). Recent awards include the Merit Award in All About Photo Magazine (July 2018) and the Excellence Award in Black & White Magazine June 2018 and December issue of 2022