The jury is picking winners from 2,000 entries in six categories. People can select the overall winner at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam
Every year, the wonderful crafts of photography and architecture meet in one place — the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Amsterdam. And 2019 won’t be any different.
For this year’s Architectural Photography Awards, the jury is picking winners from 2,000 entries overall. They have divided them into six categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, Buildings in Use, Mobile with this year’s theme of Shelter, and Portfolio with the theme of Social Housing.
Yesterday, the organizers revealed a shortlist of four pictures per each category. The judges were asked to look beyond the architecture and consider the composition, use of scale and the photographers’ sensitivity to atmosphere.
The photographs will be exhibited at WAF in Amsterdam from 4–6 December where visitors can vote for the winners. The results will be announced during the WAF Gala Dinner on Friday, 6 December.
One of the members of the jury is Pawel Paniczko, Overall and Portfolio category winner of the Architectural Photography Awards 2018.
“Judging was a very difficult and responsible task. It has taken much more time than I supposed. I found it extremely hard, especially in two categories — Exterior and Sense of Place — to select only four best images,” Paniczko said.
“Many photographs were striking, creative, well thought out and composed. Some authors managed to capture, long-awaited in many situations, moments of perfect combination of light and architecture too. I tried to select the images that share my point of view on architectural photography — the ones that show knowledge and quality, as well as the atmosphere of the place.”
The competition is sponsored by Sto.
Shortlist for the Exterior category
Laurian Ghinitoiu from Romania took a photograph of The Twist Museum at the Kistefos Sculpture Park, Jevnaker, Norway — Laurian Ghinitoiu/APA19/Sto