Acclaimed Brazilian photographer from Electric Avenue Roberto Gomes has again won a Merit Award from “Black & White Magazine’s” Portfolio Contest. His submission included of photos from his portfolio entitled “USAF.” This portfolio consists of images he captured while visiting an air base near Salt Lake City, in the U.S. state of Utah. His intent was to highlight aviation history in North America. Mr. Gomes composed the photos during a trip to the U.S. during November 2010.
Mr. Gomes faced competition in the 2013 “Black & White” Portfolio Contest from 1,008 other contestants. Mr. Gomes has previously won recognition in the well-respected photography magazine. The magazine is considered an important resource within the international photographic community. It seeks to highlight the renewed understanding of the power of the monochrome picture.
This Merit Award is one of many awards received by Mr. Gomes. In 2006, he won first prize in the black and white category in “Leica-Consigo Fotografe” photo contest. He has also won recognition as “Photographer of the Year 2006” by “Popular Photography & Imaging Magazine.” In 2009, he received the Gold Award in Digital Conceptualization of the Single Image from “Black & White Magazine.”
Mr. Gomes’s work has been shown throughout the world. Galleries in cities such as Rio de Janeiro, New York, Istanbul, Berlin, Sydney and Beijing have exhibited his vast portfolio of fine art photographs. His photos have graced the covers of CDs and have been published in many newspapers and magazines, including a cover for “Photo,” the famous French publication.
Working within many subjects, Mr. Gomes has a dynamic portfolio of people, nature, landscapes and conceptual themes. His vision is organic and captures moments in the space of his subjects. He captures the unique essence of each topic to reveal an elemental truth or illustrate a concept.
Congratulations to Roberto Gomes as he celebrates receiving the 2013 “Black & White Magazine’s” Portfolio Contest Merit Award. His international recognition will further highlight this talented Brazilian photographer’s work. His continued contribution to fine art photography will undoubtedly inspire other artists.