There is a new facebook photography group whose common interest is their love for Black and While Photography. The group is called See in Mono.
In their About page, they mention:
This is an OPEN-GENRE and NON-POLITICAL group. This page was created to showcase some of the best and exceptional black and white images captured by its members around the world. It is our aim to elevate the awareness of every photographer and that of viewing public that the world can also be viewed without colors and still as beautiful, if not more. It is this group’s united motto..
….” only the best, when good is simply not enough”.
It was born out of the idea of Jo Cayas whose aim was building a bridge worldwide for mono/black and white enthusiasts. He said although there are already existing similar groups in Facebook, he wanted the Filipinos to lead and be active with this new group. Thus the group begun.
He solicited the help of fellow enthusiasts. Erick G. Mendiola created the Closed Facebook group and added Jo Cayas and together they initially administered and moderated the group. The group was really growing fast so they solicited the help of fellow enthusiast like Jeff Mercader, David Mar Quinto who are already popular with their Black and White portfolio postings in their walls, various groups including Street Photography groups where monochrome photos are popular. Currently as of today, July 1, there are 11 admins.
The membership has now grown to 352 members in just a week and still growing.
The best thing about the group is it’s OPEN-GENRE and NON-POLITICAL. Atmosphere is relax. A good place to view amazing works of art in monochrome photography. The varied genre ranging from complicated Street Photography to the simple portraits and minimalist landscapes. It’s an eye candy in Mono.
Just last June 30, the have created a public Fan Page with the same name See in Mono. This Fan Page showcases the best of the photos selected by the curators of the group.
They have also a blog: http://seeinmono.blogspot.com/