Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing people wearing something black in the Black Is Back Photo contest with chances to win a Prize Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Loreal Prystaj for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Loreal Prystaj is a visual artist based in New York City. Her work often times exposes the relationship between time and space, with a juxtaposition of the human form and its environment. She expresses ideas through using photography as her base medium and expands ideas through video, installation, performance, and interactive pieces. Often times nature or architecture is implemented in her work, and she uses symbolism in order to find the animate in the inanimate and to break the animate down to its essential components.

Grand Jury Winner

"The Dancer's pose is strong yet graceful,  quiet yet powerful,  and her back facing the viewer leaves you wanting to know more.  This photograph is brilliant!" - Loreal prystaj

Runner Up

"I love how the woman's face emerges from an abyss of darkness.  The lighting is gentle, allowing the soft edges of the face to become porcelain-like.  Beautiful!" - Loreal prystaj

Runner Up

"I was instantly drawn in by the woman's captivating gaze.  She is confident, alert, and ready to respond to what the viewer is going to say.  This Photograph is striking!" - Loreal prystaj

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