Arcaid Images is a photographic resource representing images from all aspects of the built world, ancient and modern, iconic and ordinary. Our contributors, photographers and institutions are global. Arcaid’s founder photographer, Richard Bryant trained as an architect which puts our roots squarely in contemporary architecture. 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. We ask the judges and the viewers to look beyond the architecture to the composition, light, scale, atmosphere, sense of place and understanding of the project.
Shortlisted photographs for the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2017 will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival, ARENA Berlin, Germany 15-17 November 2017. The overall winner will be announced at the Gala Dinner.
The Arcaid Images Architectural Photographer of the year Award highlights the expertise of the specialist architectural photographer, translating the sophistication of architecture into a readable and understandable two dimensions, to explain and extol the character, detail and environment of the project.
During the shortlisting process each judge is asked to look beyond the architecture itself, considering the photographers merits composition, sense of place, atmosphere and use of scale. During the shortlisting process each judge will be asked to look beyond the architecture itself, considering the photographers merits composition, sense of place, atmosphere and use of scale.
The shortlisted entries, alongside the winning image, will feature at at Image+Space in Beijing, China from 15th November - 15th December 2017 and Sto Werkstatt, London in 2018.
Since opening its doors, the Werkstatt is fast becoming known as an important East London cultural hub for architectural and design discourse, presenting a programme of exhibitions, CPD workshops and consultations for the architectural façade and acoustics experts.