Professional photographer Mike Crews of Naperville was presented with the Eighth Annual Black and White Spider Awards Honorable Mention in the category of Abstract at a prestigious Nomination and Winners PhotoShow.
The live, online ceremony, webcast Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, was attended by photography fans in 75 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography.
The award's international jury included captains of the industry from the Tate in London, Heffel Fine Art, FoMu Fotomuseum, FTM Advisory, Camera Work, Art Stage Singapore, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Galerie Baudoin Lebon in Paris, to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 246 coveted title awards and 938 nominees in 14 categories.
"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 9,456 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director.
"Mr. Crews’ 'Steppin Out of Time' is an exceptional image entered in the Abstract category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with this award."
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