Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing people portraits in B&W in this photo contest. We appreciate the collaboration of friend and professional photographer Dave Bell as the guest judge for this photo contest. Dave Bell is a man who wears many hats. In addition to his life-long obsession with photography, he is a Professor who teaches courses in Database Systems, Networking, and eCommerce. He is also a vocalist with the internationally renowned Heritage Singers, performing in venues all over the globe. A self-appointed techno geek, he loves playing with new technologies of all sorts.

Grand Jury Winner

"This is an awesome capture. The expression tells such a story. The freckles, the pursed lips, and eyes that are looking straight into your heart. This boy is ready to play! Congratulations!" - Dave Bell

Runner Up

"Exquisite lighting with great highlights on the cheekbone, and distinct curvature of the indentation of cheek. Great attitude in the model’s expression. I like that the skin includes the texture instead of unnatural smoothness." - Dave Bell

Runner Up

"A great portrait of this boxer. The harsh side lighting matches the mood and emphasizes details. This is another one that feels like there are a lot stories behind the expression. " - Dave Bell

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