Organised by Black+White Photography magazine, in association with Fujifilm, the biennial Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018 competition attracts monochrome entries from all over the world. The judges were faced with the task of choosing three winning images. Rachael Talibart has been named Black+White Photographer of the Year 2018 with her dramatic image of a wild sea, shot at Newhaven on the south coast. An experienced sailor and award-winning photographer, Rachael said she was thrilled to win this prestigious title: ‘With the right image, I find that shooting black and white can powerfully enhance the emotion I’m trying to evoke and, being one step removed from reality, it can offer a fresh perspective’. Eduardo Moreno, a photographer based in Nigeria, took the second prize and Aqua Lin from Taiwan received the third. ‘This year the quality of entries has been exceptionally high,’ said judge Eddie Ephraums, ‘But Rachael’s photograph just tipped the balance in terms of both technique and artistry’. You can see the three winners’ images, along with all those shortlisted, in the February issue of Black+White Photography, out now.