REVEALED: The Finalists of the Arcaid Images Architectural
Photography Awards 2017
Arcaid Images can now reveal who the 20 shortlisted photographers are for this year’s Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards:
The shortlisted photographs will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin from 15th - 17th November where visitors to WAF will be able to cast their vote for the overall winner, which will be announced during the Gala Dinner on Friday 17th November.
The winner will receive $3000 and will be exhibited, with the other shortlisted entrants, at Image+Space in Beijing, China from 15th November - 15th December 2017 and at Sto Werkstatt, the cultural headquarters of the Sto Group in London in early 2018.
The winner of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2016
The overall winner of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award 2016 was Matt Emmett who had the highest scoring image overall with his image of the East London Water Works Company covered reservoir in Finsbury Park, London:
The 2016 winner saw a first for the Arcaid Awards in the form of the subject being an historic location. The image of the 'Covered Reservoir' by Matt Emmett captured the imagination of the delegates at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin. One voter, Dr Eva-Maria Barkhofen, Head of the Architecture Archive at the Akademie der Künste was heard saying it reminded her of a Piranesi.
Paul Finch of WAF announced the winner at the Gala Dinner of the World Architecture Festival in Berlin. It was accepted by Lynne Bryant, founder of Arcaid Images and Ulrike Stotmeister, member of the Stotmeister family. The winner was presented with their prize by Lynne Bryant at the Awards Exhibition at the Sto Werkstatt in February.
The prize for this prestigious award is $3,000, exposure during the Building Images the exhibition in London and Berlin and all the media coverage about the awards.
Judge Ulrich Müller, Architect and Founder of Architektur Galerie Berlin commented: “The breadth of architectural photography presented to us was amazing. With their own distinctive view the photographers opened our eyes for a second time and helped us to discover things we hadn't previously appreciated. I found this extremely enriching.”
The experience of architecture for the majority of people is via images. The architecture itself is the focus and the image regarded only as the medium. The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award aims to put the focus onto the skill and creativity of the photographer.
Our contributors, photographers and institutions are global. Arcaid’s founder photographer, Richard Bryant, trained as an architect putting Arcaid’s roots squarely in the architecture forum.