2018 — XII — 03
Double win in the Architectural Photography Awards 2018
On 30th November, during the Gala Dinner of the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam, Pawel Paniczko was announced the overall winner of the Architectural Photography Awards 2018, with his photo of the Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China by Atelier Deshaus entered into Exterior category. The 2018 Awards, sponsored by Sto and Dornbracht and supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and Picsel, had a record number of entries from 47 countries. After 2 rounds of judging, over 1200 of entries from the 4 main categories - Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use - were whittled down to a shortlist of 20 images and the overall winner was voted for by visitors to WAF.
Pawel is also the winner of the Portfolio category, a new category added to this year’s competition, as chosen by this year’s panel of judges, winning with his 6 images of the Harbin Opera House, Harbin, China by MAD Architects.
I am extremely delighted and proud that my work has been appreciated by the panels of judges as well as World Architecture Festival delegates, and that I have won The Architectural Photography Awards 2018. Winning 2 categories wasn't something that I was expecting at all. Especially a portfolio category has a huge meaning for me personally, as it proves that I can create a meaningful set of photographs presenting the subject at its best.