Image of Anthony Iacuzzi's award-winning photo "Lunching Alone" from thespiderawards.com
Image of Anthony Iacuzzi's award-winning photo "Lunching Alone" from thespiderawards.com

Fine art photographer Anthony Iacuzzi has received the 15th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of People at a Nomination & Winners Photo Show streamed on Nov.1.

The live online gala was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the world's premier event for black and white photography. Jury members included captains of the industry from Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne; Sotheby's, London; Travel/Discovery Channel, New York; Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland; Portuguese Center of Photography, Porto; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; The Guardian, London; Contrasto Galleria, Milan; ADK Creative One Inc., Tokyo; Hiroshima MOCA, Japan; MACBA, Barcelona; and Pereira O'Dell in New York, who honored Spider Fellows with 610 title awards and 919 nominees in 32 categories.

"Simply Stunning," Justine Gruser, Specialist at Sotheby's commented. Bernardino Castro, Director at Portuguese Center of Photography (CPF), Porto said "The amazing quality of the images in the competition made it very difficult to select the winners. I would like to reinforce the relevance and impact of Black & White Spider Awards as a mobilizing agent in promoting the production and dissemination of excellent photography at an international level."

"It's an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,378 entries from 69 countries we received this year" said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. Anthony Iacuzzi’s ‘Lunching Alone,’ an exceptional image entered in the People category, represents black and white photography at its finest and we're pleased to present him with the title of Nominee."

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This vent 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. www.thespiderawards.com