Los Angeles 11.11.16 - Professional photographer Koen Van Damme from Belgium was presented with the 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Outstanding Achievement - 1st place in the category of Architectural at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow webcast Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The live online gala was attended by over 10,500 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.
11th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from National Geographic, Washington DC; The Armory Show, New York; TBWA, Paris; Victioria Film Festival,Canada; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; Studio Hansa, London; Fratelli Alinari, Florence; Australian Centre for Photography; Young & Rubicam, Lima; and Anthem Worldwide/Marque Branding, Sydney who honored Spider Fellows with 627 coveted title awards in 31 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,556 entries we recieved this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director.
“Koen Van Damme’s C factory”, an exceptional image entered in the Architectural category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Outstanding Achievement - 1st Place.” In addition he also received a Honorable Mention and two nominations for his works “CDH Interior 14”, “D Offices” and “W Warehouse”.
Jury member Paola Anselmi, interdisciplinary curator and arts writer in Australia added, “As always it was a real treat to be part of the program. Congratulations to all involved and to all the remarkable photographers who gift us new insights into the world and ourselves.”
“A truly amazing set of entries, so many deserving winners,” added Marcel Wijnen, Creative Director at Anthem Worldwide.

Black and White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. The celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. www.the spiderawards.com