LONDON (20/11/13) – British Professional photographer Michelle Chaplow, who resides in Andalucia, Spain, was presented with an

Honorable Mention for her image “Hannah” at the 8th Annual Black and White Spider Awards in the category of Professional Nude

Hannah. The Pool of Life.

Hannah. The Pool of Life.

She also received
Nominee in Professional Architectural with the image “Amanjena”

Arches at the Amanjena Hotel Marrakesh.

Arches at the Amanjena Hotel Marrakesh.

Nominee in Professional Portrait with the image “Rituals”

Rituals, moments of contemplation.

Rituals, moments of contemplation.

Nominee in in Professional Still Life for the image. “A leaf in London”.

A leaf in London. Shot on the doorstep of The Tate.

A leaf in London. Shot on the doorstep of The Tate.

The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, October 19, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 75 countries 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 Tate in London, Heffel Fine Art, FoMu Fotomuseum, FTM Advisory, Camera Work, Art Stage Singapore, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Galerie Baudoin Lebon in Paris, to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 246 coveted title awards and 938 nominees in 14 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 9,456 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Michelle Chaplow’s Image Hannah was an exceptional image entered in the Professional Nude category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Honorable Mention.”

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.

2013 Black & White Spider Awards

Dear Michelle,

CONGRATULATIONS on being a Winner at the 8th Annual
Black & White Spider Awards with:

Honorable Mention in Nude | Hannah

Nominee in Architectural | Amanjena
Nominee in Portrait | Rituals
Nominee in Still Life | A leaf in London

9,456 entries were received from 75 countries and your work received
a high percentage of votes overall. Certainly an achievement, well done!

The Awards Jury represents the industry’s biggest names and tastemakers
who reviewed the entries online before making the nomination shortlist
and honoring 246 international title awards in 14 categories. The
Awards could not have wished for a better group of professionals to
work with.

Congratulations once again on being a Winner and we wish you a most successful photography year.

Best regards,
Basil O’Brien
Creative Director