Steven Stanger Earns Nomination

“The Accordion” by Steven Stanger.

Baileys Harbor photographer Steven Stanger recently received a nomination at the eighth annual Black and White Spider Awards in the abstract/amateur category at the online nomination and winners photo show attended by photography fans in 75 countries. The Black and White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring black and white photography.

The competition was judged by representatives from such renowned institutions as the Tate Museum, National Geographic, Heffel Fine Art, FOMU and photographic galleries in Paris, Berlin and Florence.

Stanger’s photograph, “The Accordion,” was selected by the jury from the 9,456 entries. Entrants vied for the 246th title awards in 14 categories. This annual event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the images representing the best work of the year. Images of all nominees and winners can be seen at