For eight years Black & White Spider Awards has been committed to bringing you world-class Juries selected from the most respected names in the industry. Today it is recognized around the world as the most renowned body of its kind, dedicated to honoring the highest achievements in black & white photography. The Black & White Spider Awards nominees and winners are selected by Members of the Jury.
Tate Gallery - London
David Clarke, Head of Tate Photography
The Tate galleries house the national collection of British art from the sixteenth century to the present day. David Clarke has been a professional fine art photographer for over 30 years. He is Head of Photography for the Tate Gallery. His responsibilities include management of 11 staff at 5 Tate sites and the implementation of his main objective, to digitize and publish all works of art in the Tate Collection. The Collection consists of 90,000 paintings, sculptures and works on paper. David is also responsible for all other photography carried out at Tate, including scientific, press, promotion and the image management systems which make the images accessible to staff and public alike. Mr. Clarke's work has been exhibited at galleries and museums from London to Beijing and is an active member of international programs including Photo Espana, Black and White Spider Awards and Princes Trust National Photography Competition. He is also secretary for the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography which is an international membership organization founded to support and promote fine art photography.
Photographs | Bonhams - London
Jocelyn Phillips, Head of Department
Jocelyn Phillips joined Bonhams in 2009 to head its new Department of Photographs in London. Prior to this she spent over 5 years at Sotheby’s as a specialist in photography, promoted to Deputy Director in 2008. During her time at Sotheby’s she worked on single owner sales of the collections of Dr William K. Ehrenfeld and Marie-Thérèse & Andre Jammes, gaining in depth knowledge of 19th century photography to add to her experience of modern and contemporary photographic prints. Since joining Bonhams she has worked to secure a selling exhibition of David Bailey’s photographs of the 1960s, held at the company’s Bond Street galleries March-April 2010. The department’s inaugural auction of photographs took place in May, with the second scheduled for November this year. Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. It has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries, offering sales advice and valuation services in 57 specialist areas.
L’ile Aux Images - Paris
Sylvain-Gilles Di Maria, Director
Sylvain-Gilles Di Maria settled in Paris in 1976. He is specialized in historical photography from 1840 to 1980. Registered Expert to the French Auction Market Authority (specialties : XIXth and XXth centuries) and former expert to the Paris Court of Appeal, he permanently exhibits vintages in his gallery located in the Ile Saint Louis, in the heart of Paris. He has held more than a hundred exhibitions about photography in his various galleries.
Strother Fine Art - Frankfurt
Stephen Strother, Director
Galeria Carles Taché - Barcelona
Carles Taché, Founder
Galeria Carles Taché was founded in 1986 by Carles Taché and is located in Consell de Cent street in Barcelona´s center; this street has emerged as the center for Spanish and foreign contemporary art lovers. The gallery is member of the Art Barcelona Association (with Carles Taché as president for eight years). On an international scale, the gallery has participated in contemporary art fairs such as: FIAC (Paris), Art Cologne, Chicago Art Fair, ARCO (Madrid), Art Brussels, MACO (México), KIAF (Corea) or ShContemporary (Shanghai), amongst others. The gallery regularly collaborates with institutions, foundations and both national and international museums. Art editions produced by the gallery include l´Estació by Antoni Tàpies and J.V.Foix; the Llull-Tàpies book co-edited together with Pere Gimferrer and Father Batllori; the Li book, by Jaume Plensa and José Ferrero; Sombreros para Alicia, by Eduardo Arroyo and Julián Ríos; and the monographs of Jannis Kounellis, Cornelia Parker and Sean Scully. Since its opening, the gallery has been distinguished with several awards such as the 1987 and 2000 ACCA awards by the Art Critics Association, and the 1990 City of Barcelona Award. Carles Taché has been member of the Committee of ARCO (Madrid´s International Contemporary Art Fair) from 1991 to 1993, and on the 2000 and 2001 editions. He has also been member of the Trust Board of the Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona since its creation in 1984 to 1996. Carles Taché has been invited professor in the Cultural Management master seminars of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and in the postgraduate courses of the Universitat de Girona.
Galerie Baudoin Lebon - Paris
Baudoin Lebon, Founder
Established 25 years ago in Paris, the Galerie Baudoin Lebon is an international leader in the field of photography and art, featuring a large eclectic mix of paintings, photographs and sculpture from renowned artists including Dubuffet, Michaux, Steichen, Kuhn and Mapplethorpe.
National Geographic Magazine - Washington, DC
Susan Welchman, Senior Editor
Goss Michael Foundation
Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi, Curator
The Goss-Michael Foundation was founded in June 2007 by recording artist George Michael and his partner Kenny Goss. Art lovers and avid collectors, the couple has been promoting art in one way or another for over a decade. In 2005, Goss and Michael opened Goss Gallery in Dallas, Texas, and through the gallery, they were able to infuse new international art into the local gallery scene. Often splitting their time between Dallas and London, they became friends and acquaintances with many of the artists in the so-called YBA movement. While building a considerable collection of works produced by this now infamous generation of artists. After two years in the commercial art industry, Goss and Michael decided to expand beyond the scope of a commercial gallery into a non-profit art space. It is their personal conviction that art is meant to be shared, discussed and seen, not simply by collectors, who are financially able to purchase such works, but by everyone. Thus the Goss-Michael Foundation was formed out of a desire to share their personal collection with the public both locally and abroad.
The Art Newspaper | Financial Times - London
Georgina Adam, Art Market Editor at Large | Art Market Correspondent
Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum - Florence
Andrea de Polo
Fratelli Alinari, founded in Florence 1852, is the oldest foundation in the world still active in the field of photography, and more generally in the sphere of the image and communication. The birth of photography and the history of the firm go hand in hand in their development and growth. Today Fratelli Alinari is the guardian of a photographic 'corpus' which has few equals (with a patrimony of its own of over 3,500,000 pictures, historical and contemporary, ranging from vintage prints, glass plate negatives to film and slides), and is responsible for the management of an ongoing program of exhibitions and publishing. It can supply iconographical research services and manages both Italian and foreign photographic archives, "The World's Oldest Picture Archive."
Galerie LeRoyer - Montreal
Alexandra Conners, Director
Sandra Byron Gallery - Sydney
Sandra Byron, Curator/Director
Sandra Byron is an independent Curator, Writer, and Director of Sandra Byron Gallery, a commercial photography gallery, located in the widely acclaimed Arts Complex at 2 Danks Street, Sydney. Byron has played a leading role in advancing the cause of photography in the Museum field and in the development and advancement of photography in the fine art photography market in Australia. Byron has also played a major role in encouraging philanthropy and managing business arts partnerships including setting up programs for The National Gallery of Australia's Photography Circle and The Photography Collection Benefactors Scheme at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Prior to founding the commercial gallery, Byron Mapp Gallery in 1995, Byron spent thirteen years as Curator of Photography at The Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Galerija Fotografija - Slovenia
Barbara Ceferin, Director
Heffel Fine Art Auction House - Canada
David Heffel, President
David Heffel, President of Heffel Gallery Limited is a member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada and has been a recipient of BC Business Magazine's Top 40 under 40 and a finalist in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mr.Heffel began working at Kenneth G Heffel Fine Art Inc. in 1978 when his father founded the gallery. After studying Art History at the University of British Columbia, in 1987 he founded the Heffel Gallery Limited and produced a number of important solo exhibitions by Canadian and International artists in their Vancouver facility. In November 1995, Heffel Fine Art Auction House a division of Heffel Gallery Limited, conducted its inaugural live ballroom Auction in Western Canada. In 1997 Heffel.com Canada's definitive website for Canadian Art was created and in 1999 Heffel began Canada's first and premier digital fine art auction facility. Today Heffel Fine Art Auction House has become Canada's National Auction House with offices and exhibition facilities in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. In May 2007 Heffel Fine Art Auction House made Canadian art auction history with their $24 million dollar sale, the highest grossing art auction in Canada.
CerModern - Ankara
Can Ozgun, Consultant Curator of Photography
Obscura Gallery - Melbourne
Nadav Baker, Director
Obscura Gallery is a space dedicated to the exhibition and sale of Fine Art Photography. At Obscura we believe photography is a powerful artistic medium with the ability to affect individuals and society. As such we focus on displaying images that lead us to engage with the world on different levels, awakening us through inspiration and a desire to question what exists around and beyond us.
Fifty One Gallery - Belgium
Roger Szmulewicz, Founder
Fifty One Fine Art Photography is based in Antwerp, Belgium and specializes in Vintage, Classic, Fashion, African and Contemporary photography. Opened in June 2000, Fifty One Fine Art Photography is the only major art gallery in Belgium devoted exclusively to fine art photography. The gallery deals with young emerging photographers and established photographers of the 20th century.
AEROPLASTICS contemporary - Brussels
Jerome Jacobs, Director
Billirubin Gallery - Berlin
Philip Glaser, Director
Billirubin Gallery is located in the heart of Berlin. Inside the two floor 200m2 exhibition space the gallery presents photography and contemporary fine arts by new talent and international artists. Past shows include Alberto Salvan Zulueta, Fernando de Brito, and group exposition works by Lohner/ Carlson, Gerhard Richter, Pia Greschner and Tom Schurr.
Hackelbury Fine Art - London
Kate Stevens, Gallery Director
HackelBury exhibits fine 20th and 21st century photography. Founded on the shared expertise, passion, & experience of Sascha Hackel & Marcus Bury, dealers & curators of fine art photography since 1990. Their gallery was opened in 1998, in a tree-lined, tranquil corner of Kensington, and continues to develop and thrive in London's growing market for photography. HackelBury is an active member of AIPAD (The Association of International Photography Art Dealers), and exhibits each year at the AIPAD Photography Show in New York, along with Art Chicago and Photo Miami. The gallery also maintains excellent contact with dealers and private collectors worldwide, sourcing specific items on the secondary market for many of our collectors. Kate Stevens joined HackelBury as Director in 2003.
Conrad Hechter, Correspondent
A correspondent for Studio Magazines (Black + White and Blue), Conrad has also worked as Gallery Director of the Michael Shapiro gallery in San Francisco and the David Aden gallery in Santa Monica. He was the Business Director of FotoFactory Press and helped curate numerous catalogues and shows.
Apogee Photo Magazine
Michael Fulks, Publisher
Michael Fulks has been a photographer for 30 years. He has written numerous articles on photography and has been teaching photography, studio lighting and other subjects at Red Rock Community College in Colorado since 1995. Fulks is the publisher of Apogee Photo Magazine an online photography magazine. Since 1995, this award-winning publication has provided content aimed at photographers of all levels.