These stunning photographs of architectural wonders have been shortlisted for the annual Architectural Photography Awards 2018
“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness,” said one of the most influential architects of our age, Frank Gehry, the author of world-famous buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, or the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
And there is very little to argue about in the statement. Architecture belongs to the highest of visual arts that preserve the essence of our civilisation and transmit a legacy to the next generations.
Every year, photographers around the world strive to capture these peaks of our creative abilities in a single shot that reflects the ambience of the structures and freezes them for eternity.
For the occasion of World Architectural Festival, held in Amsterdam from 28-30 November, the jury of the Architectural Photography Awards 2018 has shortlisted 20 entries for this year’s competition that should deliver the best architectural photo of this year.
The 20 photographs will be exhibited at the festival and its visitors can cast their vote for the overall winner of the four main categories.
To extend last year’s competition, where the judges evaluated the category of Exteriors, Interiors, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use categories, the organiser have added two other categories — Mobile and Portfolio.
The results of the contest will be announced during the WAF Gala Dinner on Friday 30 November along with the winners of the pre-judged Portfolio and Mobile categories.
The overall winner of the four main categories will receive a cash prize of $3,000; the Portfolio category prize is $1,000 and the Mobile category will have 2 winners — the public’s choice and the judges’ choice, each receiving a prize of $250.
James Timberlake, FAIA Partner from the US-based architectural firm KieranTimberlake and one of the judges on this year’s panel, said: “I’ve had so much fun, and so enjoyed, looking at these images and soaking them in – some incredible work.”