The 20 shortlisted photographs of The Architectural Photography Awards 2018, supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and sponsored by Sto will be exhibited at WAF in Amsterdam, which takes place from 28th-30th November. Here WAF visitors can cast their vote from the chosen finalists in the four main categories. The winners of the people’s choice votes and those of the pre-judged new categories of Mobile and Portfolio will be revealed at the WAF Gala dinner on 30th November, along with the overall winner. The judging panel includes photographer Richard Bryant, Alan Capel, head of content at photography agency Alamy, and architect James Timberlake of US practice KieranTimberlake.
Held as an annual celebration of the best architectural photography, the awards attracted entries from 47 countries, with the highest proportion (28%) from the UK. Five finalists have been shortlisted in each of the four usual categories of Exteriors, Interiors, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use. In the new Portfolio category, judges will assess entries of four-six photographs relating to one architectural project. In the Mobile category for photographs taken on a mobile device, there will be two winners - the judges’ choice and a public choice.
The full shortlist and all images for The Architectural Photography Awards 2018 can be viewed here www.photocrowd.com/photo-competitions/photography-awards/apa-2018/categories.
Shortlisted photographs reflect the truly international spread of entries, with finalists including entrants from India, China, Australia, US, Canada and the UK. The widely eclectic entries varied from historic buildings to images of brand new buildings. Images of dereliction and abandonment are particularly poignant. While most of the shortlisted images are devoid of inhabitants, a few have combined architectural themes with human interest. Several highly abstract images contrast with views showing the buildings in the context of their location.