Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos of urban sceneries in black and white in this photo contest. Capturing urban sceneries in black and white always add a feeling of classic old school photography. The images in the gallery are outstanding, be sure to not miss this amazing collection of winning shots! A special thanks to all the photographers that voted for their favorite shots helping us find the People's Choice.

Thank you to friend and professional photographer Martin Edströ for his collaboration as a guest judge. Martin is spearheading the field of immersive journalism and photography, dedicated to tell important stories in compelling ways. Martin works with cutting-edge storytelling tools, among them the 360° reportage technique. Martin's main subjects include human rights and environmental protection, sustainability in developing countries, natural and cultural heritage.

Grand Jury Winner


"This image stands out from all of the rest, with real depth and great use of black and white photography's strengths. The silhouette of the man with the umbrella really makes the image pop, and you almost feel the rain splashing down. There is a hint of movement, thanks to a slower shutter speed, which gives just enough smudge to the character to make the picture feel alive. Great shot." - Martin Edstrom

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 "I love the movement in this shot; the woman at the center of it all, and the fact that the world is bent because of the choice of lens. There is a lot going on, and I wonder about where the woman is going. I think the shot would have been even more powerful if only the center woman had been present, perhaps by waiting or turning away from the other people - excluding them from the shot." - Martin Edstrom

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"There is great atmoshpere in this shot, giving me the feeling of those first winter days. The image could benefit from a bit more depth, as it feels kind of flat. Perhaps a different angle, or letting the people walk closer, would have created a bit more immersion inside the frame." - Martin Edstrom

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"This image has great action, the lightning, but would benefit from a different composition. First of all I would have moved the frame slightly to the left, and possibly add something to the foreground of the frame to get more depth." - Martin Edstrom

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