Black and white photography is the oldest style of photography. Every photograph that you can think of, has the potential to be black and white.
Shooting in black and white forces a photographer to amp up their game. Without being able to fall back on bright colors, the photos have to be compelling in different ways. This B & W photo contest proved to be well worth the challenge. Just like black and white portraits capture the soul of a person, great black and white pictures show the essence of their subject.