Last year I heard about a really cool project looking for participants. The project was called 202020 Project - 20 Photographers, 20 Rolls of film each, 20 images from each photographer. Heidi Peters is a photographer in the Chicago area and a local school was shutting down their photography program and gifted her 400 rolls of black and white film. She knew she had to do something extra special with that and that's how the project began. In the year 2020, 20 photographers would each be given 20 rolls of film and would contribute 20 images to the yearlong project. I absolutely couldn't pass up that opportunity!
Shooting black and white film is very different than shooting in color. When the world is reduced to shadows, midtones and highlights it's best to take pictures of subjects with more contrast in tones. So it comes with challenges and requires more thought. But shooting in black and white also has its benefits. It encourages you to look for more interesting compositions and subject matter.