Best of Black and White

By Megan George

About this Curation

Photography has its beginnings in black and white. From the dramatic landscapes of Ansel Adams to the prime of Magnum's documentary photos and then to the iconic celebrity portraits by Richard Avedon, black and white photography has celebrated the impact of light on form in the purest sense. With colour photography only becoming popular in the later half of the 20th century, it's no wonder that many contemporary photographers prefer to work with a monochromatic palette.

Bluethumb's photographers are no different. Damian Seagar's highly detailed landscapes are reminscent of Ansel Adams, and are captured on beautiful fine film.

Silvi Glattauer explores the elegant beauty of plants in her luxurious photogravure prints, using creative lighting and careful composition.

Explore our top picks of Bluethumb's black and white photography.

About the Curator

Megan is Bluethumb's Content Coordinator and handles all things photography related. The voice behind Bluethumb's social media and blogs, she is a core part of the curatorial team and leads the weekly newsletters. She holds photography dear to her heart, with a background as a freelance photographer herself.

Melbourne born and bred, her days at Bluethumb are filled with many coffees, cuddles from the resident canine companions and of course, spending more $ than is sensible on stunning art.

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