Architectural Photography Award 2017

We would like to move architectural photography over the boundaries of its professional medium in order to bring it closer to the wider public of non-professionals.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Photography
Country Hungary
Registration Deadline 25 September 2017 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 25 September 2017 (via Online)
Eligibility This contest is open to individuals only. No teams’ or companies’ photographs are going to be accepted.
Target Field Only photos made no earlier than three years ago are eligible in this contest.

Description
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.
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 is 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. As the publishers of this contest we would like to move architectural photography over the boundaries of its professional medium in order to bring it closer to the wider public of non-professionals.
For several millennia now, the essence of visual arts has been thinking about the relationship between mankind and its environment in images. In the 21st century the humanisation of our artificial environment has evolved into a key issue. For a long time now architecture has not been exclusively a case of professionals specialized in architecture. In the wake of this tendency, architectural photography has also grown out of its former status: instead of being part of the creative activities of photographers who work in co-operation with architects, it has turned into a communicating medium using images in comprehensive dialogues to engage areas of society, psychology, aesthetics and technology concerning society as such.

Jury
IWAN BAAN, photographer
TAMÁS BUJNOVSZKY, architectural photographer, photo editor of the Hungarian Architecture magazine
NICHOLAS GROSPIERRE, artist and photographer
ANDRÁS KRIZSÁN DLA, architect, President of the Association of Hungarian Architects
JOSEF SCHULZ, photographer
JAN STEEPLE, professor of architecture, head of department, CTU, Prague
GYÖRGY SZEGŐ DLA, architect, editor-in-chief of the Hungarian Architecture magazine

Prize
OPEN category
- First Prize: 700 €
- 10 Shortlisted
PROFESSIONAL category
- First Prize: 1500 €
- 10 Shortlisted

Entry Fee
OPEN category: 25 €
PROFESSIONAL category: 50 €

Timetable
Publishing the finalists: 15. 10. 2017
Results and opening the exhibition: 22. 11. 2017

Organizer
The Association of Hungarian Architects and the Hungarian Architecture magazine

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