International Black and White Spider Awards

Very pleased – my artwork ‘Cafe in Soler’ grabbed a Winning Honourable Mention in a Professional Fine Art category and another Nomination in a Silhouette category at 7th Annual International Black and White Spider Awards! 8,223 entries were received from 72 countries and The Awards Jury representing the industry’s biggest names honoured 180 title awards and 875 nominees in 14 categories.

Cafe in Soler Artwork Spain Mallorca Fine Art Prints Aldona Kmiec Photography Ballarat Australia Polish Artist cafe shot coffee
‘Cafe in Soler’ aka ‘The Dalmation People’ Finalist 2011 AOP OPEN International Photography Awards London



LONDON 9TH JUNE 2012 – Professional photographer of AUSTRALIA was presented with the 7th Annual Black and White Spider Award Honourable Mention in the category of Fine Art at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, June 9, 2012 was attended by photography fans in 72 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from National Geographic, Fratelli Alinari, Heffel Fine Art to the Tate in London who honored Spider Fellows with 180 coveted title awards and 875 nominees in 14 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,223 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Aldona Kmiec’s “Cafe in Soler” an exceptional image entered in the Fine Art category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Honourable Mention – Fine Art.”

You can view the 7th Annual Winners Gallery at

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honouring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honours the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.