Black and white photography has proven itself to be a timeless medium for photographers and artists around the world. This brilliant form of photography has been with us for many years and will be with us for the centuries to come. To celebrate this beautiful pastime, Gomma Books Ltd. has launched MONO, a collection of contemporary black and white photographic works.
In Decemeber of 2011, Gomma issued out a call for entries to imagemakers around the world to submit their black and white photographs. In response, a total of 1,084 artists submitted their entries, amounting to 4,784 images. With the sheer amount of images, Gomma was able to explore the vast population of emerging photographers and curate down to 8 finalists. The finalists will be published by Gomma Books Ltd and will be printed alongside world acclaimed photographers such as Roger Ballen, Daido Moriyama, Anders Petersen and Trent Parke.
This years winners are: Daisuke Yokota, Maki, Tricia Lawless Murray, Francesco Merlini, Jan Von Holleben, Jukka-pekka Jalovaara, Sofia Lopez Manan and Stephane C. The book will be published in three separate volumes and Volume One is set to launch on Novemeber 11, 2012.