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Happily, it turns out that the Black and White Spider Awards nominated me for (3) of my images, not (2) as I first thought, from a field of over 8,500 international entries.

Thanks Black and White Spider Awards!

This release says it all.



LOS ANGELES (Oct 24, 2014) – Professional photographer Wm. Stetz of the United States was presented with the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of ‘Fine Art – Professional’ 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.

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. Wm. Stetz’s “Real Friends,” “Citybound 3” and “Lone Flute,” exceptional images entered in the ‘Fine Art – Professional’ category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.”

You can view the 9th Annual Winners Gallery and Nominees (Fine Art – Professional) at Search down the page in alphabetical order of first name ‘Wm. Stetz.’

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.

Contact: Bill Stetz

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