24 Black and White Photos That Will Take Your Breath Away

December 19, 2016

Long before cameras capable of taking color shots had even been invented, people were still able to capture moments that were dear to them. Photographers of that time did not really have a choice — everything was black and white. Today, most photographers take advantage of color and the latest technological advances in their photography.

Still, black and white photography is very special. Every black and white photo captures a whole world that would hardly be depicted in color photos. The art of monochrome photography is an ability to look deep into the essence of things, to see what’s normally hidden from us. When a photographer masters that skill, a regular photo has the potential to become a masterpiece.

Here are 20 breathtaking black and white photos by photographers who have invested their souls in their art.