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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Int'l B&W Spider Awards - Nominee Award for Gary Latham Photography


LONDON 20/08/2011 - Professional photographer Gary Latham of UK was presented with the 6th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of Wildlife at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow watched by 40,000 online viewers who logged on live from 154 countries to see the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography.

Thousands of images were received from 73 countries worldwide. The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from Sotheby's, Magnum Photos, The Armory Show, Fratelli Alinari to Tate and Phillips de Pury & Company in London who honored Spider Fellows with 190 coveted title awards in 27 categories. The judges reviewed the entries online for eight weeks before making their final nominations and Gary Latham's "Icelandic Horse," an exceptional image entered in the Wildlife category, was honored by nomination of the Jury.

"The Spider Awards celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Gary Latham's work represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of Nominee." 

You can view the 6th Annual Winners Gallery at:

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.

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Icelandic Horse, Northern Iceland.


Very exciting trip to Quito, the Capital City of Ecuador, the second highest city in the world (2,930m) after La Paz in Bolivia. Actually my second trip to the city, I was also there in 2004 and wow what a change the city has undergone, with massive investment and refurbishment to the old city. A world heritage site since 1978 and one of the best preserved historic colonial centres in the Americas. A stunning location, set in a narrow valley high in the volcano corridor of Ecuador, with a population of around 2.5 million. No pictures yet as they are under wraps until the article is published in Food and Travel Magazine in October.

Also while in Ecuador I managed to make a rather rainy trip to both types of rain forest in the Amazonia, Equatorial region. The lowland Amazon basin and the lesser know but equally interesting Cloud Forest of the Mindo area. 

Cloud Forest of the Mindo Area, Ecuador.
Cloud Forest of the Mindo Area, Ecuador.

High above the cloud forest canopy, Mindo area, Ecuador.