“Architectural Photography Award 2017” at Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera Prague

Architectural Photography Award 2017 launched on June 15, 2017 by the Association of Hungarian Architects and the Hungarian Architecture magazine invited photographs from all over the world in two categories: open and professional. Deadline for the registration and submitting photographs was on September 30, 2017.

 

Matt Portch Prada, Marfa Architectural Sculpture Texas 2016 © Architectural Photography Award

Matt Portch Prada, Marfa Architectural Sculpture Texas 2016 © Architectural Photography Award

 

The main objective of this contest was to encourage and inspire thinking about our man‐made environment via architecture‐related photographs. The year 2012 saw the moment when 50 % of the entire population of Planet Earth became a town‐ or citydweller. Since then the significance of our built environment has risen to an unprecedented new scale and level which makes a world of difference compared to earlier periods of human history.


 

Practical information

“Architectural Photography Award 2017”
18 January – 10 March 2018
Jaroslava Fragnera Gallery
Betlémské nám. 169/5a, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město
Czech Republic

 


This change of proportions is clearly reflected in the spread and evolution of architectural photography which we experience all round the world nowadays. Our image of man‐made environments as well as our co‐existence with urban phenomena produce new aspects from time to time. This contest was targeted to raise awareness of all these tendencies: to view the buildings and humans, the urban sphere and the lives of cities and towns, the relations between natural and urban landscapes with an open‐minded approach.

 

Zhang Yong Shanghai Poly Grand Theater Shanghai, China 2014 © Architectural Photography Award

Zhang Yong Shanghai Poly Grand Theater Shanghai, China 2014 © Architectural Photography Award

Matt Portch The Wall Frame, Arizona Barrington Crater entrance compound Arizona 2015 © Architectural Photography Award

Matt Portch The Wall Frame, Arizona Barrington Crater entrance compound Arizona 2015 © Architectural Photography Award

 

The entries received (single images or photo series) have been evaluated by the international jury on a specially designed online interface. The jury evaluated the overall performance of the photographers based on their submitted works. Based on the evaluation of the international jury 10‐10 finalists were selected, of whom 1‐1 category winner was announced. 1273 photographs of 137 applicants form 34 countries of 5 conti nents arrived for the Architectural Photography Award 2017.

 

Wang Ning Waterside Buddhist Shrine Hebei, China 2017 © Architectural Photography Award

Wang Ning Waterside Buddhist Shrine Hebei, China 2017 © Architectural Photography Award

Radu Malasincu Kunstmuseum Basel 2016 © Architectural Photography Award

Radu Malasincu Kunstmuseum Basel 2016 © Architectural Photography Award

 

The results of the Architectural Photography Award 2017: Shortlist – Professional category: Laurian Ghinitoiu, József Hajdú, Radu Malasincu, Catalin Marin, Wang Ning, Robert Pufleb, Liang Shan, Parham Taghioff, Tamás Török. Winner – Professional category:  Zhang Yong, Shortlist – Open category: Aurelien Chen, Lespagnol Corentin, Anastasiia Gamalei, Eszter Holló, Kishan Kumar Thasma Seshier Kuppusamy, Marcel Moonen, Balázs Nagy, Alexander Shmelkov, Shigeru Takato. Winner – Open category:  Matt Portch.

 

Wang Ning Waterside Buddhist Shrine Hebei, China 2017 © Architectural Photography Award

Wang Ning Waterside Buddhist Shrine Hebei, China 2017 © Architectural Photography Award

Liang Shan Lattice Book House in 2016 Book bar Shanghai, China 2016 © Architectural Photography Award

Liang Shan Lattice Book House in 2016 Book bar Shanghai, China 2016 © Architectural Photography Award

 

The winners were announced on November 3, 2017. The award ceremony and the opening of the exhibition will be held in Kunsthalle, Budapest on November 22, 2017. After the award ceremony the exhibition can be visited for two weeks in the headquarters of the Association of Hungarian Architects. The exhibition is to be moved on to Bratislava, Prague and Cracow at the beginning of the year 2018. The Architectural Photography Award 2017 will be published in a special issue of the Hungarian Architecture magazine exclusively devoted to this topic.

 

Catalin Marin Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center Tokyo, Japan 2017 © Architectural Photography Award

Catalin Marin Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center Tokyo, Japan 2017 © Architectural Photography Award

Shigeru Takato News Studios Television Studios in various cities 2017 © Architectural Photography Award

Shigeru Takato News Studios Television Studios in various cities 2017 © Architectural Photography Award

Marcel Moonen Erasing Colour Close-ups of Walls Europe and Dubai 2016 © Architectural Photography Award

Marcel Moonen Erasing Colour Close-ups of Walls Europe and Dubai 2016 © Architectural Photography Award

Corentin Lespagnol Urban Jungle Tiergarten Berlin, Germany 2015 © Architectural Photography Award

Corentin Lespagnol Urban Jungle Tiergarten Berlin, Germany 2015 © Architectural Photography Award

Aurelien Chen Shanshui I - Architecture by the Lake Huangshan Village, Hotel Huangshan, Taiping Lake, China 2017 © Architectural Photography Award

Aurelien Chen Shanshui I – Architecture by the Lake Huangshan Village, Hotel Huangshan, Taiping Lake, China 2017 © Architectural Photography Award


 

News source: Jaroslav Fragner Gallery
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