The ghostly imprints of weary underground travellers, a man embracing a holy monument in religious intensity and the smooth curves of a modern stairwell: these are just some of the images that the Chartered Institute of Building has announced as the twelve finalists in its annual international photography competition.
The Institute is now calling on everyone with an interest in art, photography or the built environment to log on to its dedicated Art of Building website to decide which image will earn one entrant the prestigious title of ‘Art of Building Photographer of the Year’ with a cash prize of £1500.
Now in its second year, the Art of Building contest aims to encourage people from around the world to capture the built environment in a way not seen before, to inspire and to challenge people’s perceptions. This year, the judging panel included architect, writer and broadcaster, Maxwell Hutchinson; writer, broadcaster, photography critic and editor, Sue Steward and award-winning photographer, Matt Wain.
“With around 2,000 images to choose from, it was an extremely challenging task for the judging panel to reach a decision on the finalists,” says CIOB Art of Building manager Saul Townsend. “The final twelve have all interpreted the brief in a very different way, which should make for an extremely exciting public vote.”
For more details on the competition and to vote for your favourite picture, log on to www.artofbuilding.org. The competition can also be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/Art_of_Building