I entered the image into a black & white image contest into the Black & White Spider Awards. Earlier this month I was notified that I was a nominee in the Fine Art category.
The full press release is below.
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL DEVISSER FROM CANADA
LOS ANGELES (2014.10.25) - Amateur photographer Paul DeVisser of Canada was presented with the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of Fine Art 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. "Paul DeVisser's "Ballerina" an exceptional image entered in the Fine Art 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 at www.thespiderawards.com/gallery/9th
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.