Gallery: General Monochrome


1° classified

Author: Fausto Podavini (IT)

Location: Rome (Italy)

Description: Mirella is the story of a woman, a mother, a wife, a grandmother. She spent 43 years of her life with the only person she loved. 43 years of sharing, difficulties, laughs and beautiful moments: a family, a house, values handed down. In the last 6 years something changed, Mirella had to fight against her husband's illness, the Alzheimer.

Fighting horses

2° classified

Author: Joseph Tam (AU)

Location: Rongshui, Guizhou Province (China)

Description: This shot was taken during a Chinese New Year period where ethnic minority villagers are allowed to have a game of horses fighting once a year. The fighting ground is surrounded by chanting villagers to support their horses "Et Tu Brute!". The deep sense of betrayal burns through his eyes as the teeth of his best friend clamps onto his skin. A unique moment when equine "horse play" gets real.

Battle in kiev

3° classified

Author: Giorgio Bianchi (IT)

Location: Kiev (Ukraine)

Description: Anti-government protesters take up positions on the barricades in Hrushveskoho Street wearing gas masks in preparation for an imminent clash with riot police. Everything is wrapped in a persistent blanket of smoke rising from tyres being burned to prevent the advance of the Ukrainian president's feared Berkut special forces in their tortoise-formations.

Evgeniy levchenko - Respect

Honorable Mention

Author: Deborah Roffel (NL)

Location: Eindhoven, Noord Brabant (Netherlands)

Description: Since 2007 Deborah has worked together with former football player Evgeniy Levchenko, and in this picture he has been shot with Jauke, a Frisian horse, and they are showing each other respect. The shoot with the Frisian horse had long been on Deborah wish list. She found a horse capable to sit, lie down and prance on command. Evgeniy had little experience with horses, so it was a challenge!


Honorable Mention

Author: Wycisk Claudia (DE)

Location: Bodenheim, Mainz (Germany)

Description: The model is Brina. She wears a Halloween spider web. The photo has been taken at the Studio using a Flash light from above.

African beach

Honorable Mention

Author: Marco Bartolini (IT)

Location: Elmina, Cape Coast (Ghana)

Description: The photo was taken from the walls of St. George's Castle UNESCO World Heritage Site. The image of the beach, shot at sunset, collects one of the most important stages of the transatlantic slave trade.

The life

Honorable Mention

Author: Miguel Cabezas (ES)

Location: Port of Corme, A Coruņa (Spain)

Description: This photograph was taken on a beautiful summer day, in an area called The Coast of Death. An impressive mass of clouds came from the Atlantic Ocean and Miguel did not hesitate a moment to leave the beach where he was sunbathing with his son. He took his camera and took multiple shots and then he merge them with masks in PS.

Pelicans' composition

Honorable Mention

Author: Marco Urso (IT)

Location: Lake Kerkini (Greece)

Description: Quite a lucky day for being middle January. Marco was coming from Bulgaria where the temperature was below zero and discovered the Mediterranean weather with almost 20 degrees. Dalmatian Pelicans delighted Marco with their fighting and the light crating the perfect moment for this capture.

The butterfly queen

Honorable Mention

Author: Schneider Teni (FR)

Location: Jakarta (Indonesia)

Description: The picture was taken in an old and rather dark building, with the only available light coming through the windows, using a Lensbaby to produce a dramatic blur effect. The drawing of a butterfly on the old wall reinforces the title that Teni has chosen for this image.

Andy coulson departs court during the phone hacking trials

Honorable Mention

Author: Ben Pruchnie (GB)

Location: London (United Kingdom)

Description: Former government Director of Communications and News of The World editor Andy Coulson departs the Old Bailey on June 25, 2014. Andy Coulson has been found guilty of conspiracy.


Honorable Mention

Author: Gianluca Pizzichi (IT)

Location: Prague (Czech Republic)

Description: An intense gaze into a still uncertain future by a Western Gorilla male living in the wild only in an area of Central Eastern Africa of about 700.000 square kilometers.


Remarkable Award

Author: Fabrizio Salerno (IT)

Water war attack

Remarkable Award

Author: The Eng Loe Djatinegoro (ID)

The grieving procession

Remarkable Award

Author: Fausto Podavini (IT)


Remarkable Award

Author: Riccardo Colelli (IT)

Butterfield's Alley -- study 3

Remarkable Award

Author: Michael de Guzman (PH)

Going home

Remarkable Award

Author: Chee Keong Lim (MY)

Home Alone

Remarkable Award

Author: Goran Jovic (HR)