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.
The Arcaid Images Architectural Photographer of the year Award, draws attention to 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.
We asked our judges, Zaha Hadid, Ivan Harbour, Catherine Slessor, Eva Jiricna and Graham Stirk to look beyond the architecture, to look at the composition, sense of place, atmosphere and scale. This they did admirably.
The overall winner with images selected from three of our four categories is KEN SCHLUCHTMANN, a Berlin based photographer.
The overall runner up with images selected from three of our four categories is Duccio Malagamba, a Barcelona based photographer.
Both photographers travel extensively for their clients and their own personal projects.
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 2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photographer of the Year was sponsored by STO and the World Architecture Festival.
See all the shortlisted images in the galleries below.