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Architectural Photography Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced
On Monday, 1st October 2018 the Architectural Photography Awards, sponsored by Sto, Dornbracht and supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and PICSEL, revealed its 20 shortlisted photographs. Image of Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai, China taken by Pawel Paniczko in March, 2016 is among five images shortlisted in "Exterior" category.
It is the second time when Pawel's photograph is shortlisted for the Architectural Photography Award. In 2014 the image of Mountain Dwellings, residential building in Copenhagen designed by Bjarke Ingels and Julien De Smedt, found its place on the shortlist in "Sense of Place” category.
The Architectural Photography Awards highlights the expertise of architectural photography, translating the sophistication of architecture into a readable and understandable two dimensions. Aims to focus on the skill and creativity of the photographers, who can explain and extol the character, detail and environment of the project. During the shortlisting process judges were asked to look beyond the architecture itself, to the composition, light, scale, atmosphere, sense of place and understanding of the project. The judging panel includes architectural photographer Richard Bryant, Alan Capel, Head of Content at photography agency Alamy, Kimberly Hoang, Picture Editor at The Guardian, Katy Harris, Head of Communications at Foster + Partners and architect James Timberlake of US practice Kieran Timberlake.
The 20 shortlisted photographs will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Amsterdam, which takes place at the RAI Amsterdam from 28th-30th November. WAF visitors can cast their vote from the chosen finalists in the four main categories - Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use. The overall winner will be announced during the WAF Gala Dinner on Friday 30th November along with the winners of the pre-judged Portfolio and Mobile categories.