Despite the fact that colour photography has become the default photographic choice for photojournalists and many documentary and fine art photographers, many artists and indeed art appreciators still favour the timeless quality of black and white photography.
Perhaps black and white photography allows us to focus on the subjects of the image without the distraction and noise of colour. We are drawn to the shapes, shadows and play of light and dark. Black and white portrait photography in particular seems to draw us into the soul of the subject.
Toni Fissell, Sally Mann and Ralph Gibson are just some of the artists who are famed for their black and white imagery.