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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS GEO OPLAAT FROM THE NETHERLANDS. LONDON 20-8-2011

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Photographer Geo Oplaat of The Netherlands was presented with the 6th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of Still Life at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show attended 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 Magnum Photos, The Armory Show, Fratelli Alinari, Contrasto to Tate and 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 Geo Oplaat's "Forgotten Chair", an exceptional image entered in the Still Life category, was honored by nomination of the Jury.
"The Spider Awards celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Geo Oplaat's work represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of Nominee."
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This 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.
Contact: Geo Oplaat
Telephone: 0031 620009905
Email: GOP@kpnmail.nl
Website: www.geooplaatphotography.com