“Naive” by Layzhoz Yeap won another honorable mention in portrait category (Professional), in the 6th Annual Black and White Spider Awards announcing on 29th May 2011!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS LAYZHOZ YEAP FROM MALAYSIA

LONDON (29 MAY 2011) – Professional  photographer LAYZHOZ YEAP of Malaysia was presented with the 6th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Honorable Mention in the category of Portrait at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow watched by 40,000 online viewers who logged on live from 154 countries to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.

Thousands of images were received from 73 countries worldwide. The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from Sotheby’s, Magnum Photos, The Armory Show, Fratelli Alinari to Tate and Phillips de Pury & Company in London who honored Spider Fellows with 190 coveted title awards in 27 categories. The judges reviewed the entries online for eight weeks before making their final nominations and LAYZHOZ YEAP’s “NAIVE,” an exceptional image entered in the Portrait category, received a high percentage of votes overall.

“The Spider Awards celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “LAYZHOZ YEAP’s work represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the Honorable Mention in Portrait.”

You can view the 6th Annual Winners Gallery at www.thespiderawards.com/gallery6

The PHOTO Paper features this year’s Spider Fellows in a special B/W issue coming out December. The digital edition is available as a free PDF download at http://www.thespiderawards.com/photopaper.php