40 Exceptional Black And White Portraits

Ted Grant said that when you photograph people in color, you only photograph their clothes, but when you take pictures of people in black and white, you photograph their soul.

I believe this might be true in a lot of cases. There’s something to a black & white photograph or portrait that you simply cannot achieve in color. Let’s have a look at 40 black and white portraits. I hope you enjoy this post!

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Guy in black and white Portrait

Adrianne (Bama) Dobbs

Window Shopping Watching





Victoria – Old Man – Black and White – Portrait


Young Boy Portrait Black & White

Incense/Black and White

Paint That, Chuck


3rd June 1977 – Bob Marley


Black Hearted Love

Your Heart Was Dying

Chris 02

Faith [Glass]


156/365 (+1)

photo by Martina Photography

A Portrait in Darkness

I Can See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel & It Ain’t Colorful



The heavens above

day 134 – 10.01.2009 – high key frustration

Laura Hayden 03

Black and white Kid!(test Sony A200)

Better late

or black and white?

Thomas, Homeless (Black & White)


Duy An

Markuz week, Day two

Cold Sweat…

89/366 – Cigar

Your Turn To Talk

I hope you enjoyed this showcase of 40 black & white portraits. Feel free to share your thoughts with us via Twitter or Facebook and even link to some of your own black & white images! If you’d like to learn more about taking stunning B&W images, check out the Better Black & White guide.