Awarded – Calgary Family Photography

I am a little late getting to this, but I wanted to share the news!  Late last fall, I was acknowledged by the photography community at the 9th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. Judged by some of the industries top professionals and with over 8500 entries this year, I was pretty thrilled with the results!

I love this image for so many reasons. For me it’s both about the power of observation and executing a vision and the result of my first personal 365 project. These are topics I will be speaking about in my “Artists Talks” at the Exposure Photography Festival.  Be sure to come and check out the gallery where my work, and the work of other local photographers, will be featured. Details and information on special events and artists talks can be found here.

Only One You


Press Release:


LOS ANGELES  – Professional photographer Jennifer Kapala from Canada was presented with the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of  People at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, October 18, 2014.

The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe 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 The Royal Photographic Society, FoMu Fotomuseum, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Torch Gallery, Stockholm City Museum to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 298 coveted title awards and 957 nominees in 14 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,508 entries from 73 countries that we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. ” Jennifer Kapala’s “Only One You,” an exceptional image entered in the People category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Nominee.”

You can view the 9th Annual Winners Gallery at

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

Contact: Jennifer Kapala



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