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“Luminosity” Photographed by Joebel Garcisto. Camera used: Sony A7R III. Image courtesy of the Art of Building photography competition


Breathtaking photographs of buildings around the globe were celebrated by 2021’s submissions for the Art of Building photography competition. The international competition is led by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Open to both professional and amateur photographers, the competition aims to “showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment.” 

Since 2010, photographers have been selected by a jury that selects 12 of the very best submissions. Two photographers are then selected to receive the Judges’ Choice and the Public’s Choice and a price of £1500. 

Below are this years winners and a selection of shortlisted individuals. 

Judges’ Choice Winner: “The Skyscraper”
Photographer: Mikhail Proskalov Camera used: Mavic 2 Pro Drone




'The Skyscraper' Photographer: Mikhail Proskalov/Image courtesy of The Art of Building. Photographer's Comments: 'Based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The Lakhta Center is 462 meters tall.'

“The Skyscraper” Photographer: Mikhail Proskalov/Image courtesy of The Art of Building. Photographer’s Comments: “Based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The Lakhta Center is 462 meters tall.”

Public’s Choice Winner: “Life Through History”
Photographer: Sk Rahaman Hossain Camera used: Nikon D5300


'Life Through History' Photographer: Sk Rahaman Hossain. Image courtesy of the Art of Building photography competition Photographer's Comments: 'Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India. I waited here for one and half hours to take this shot. What I wanted for the composition was a person, it was a...

“Life Through History” Photographer: Sk Rahaman Hossain. Image courtesy of the Art of Building photography competition Photographer’s Comments: “Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India. I waited here for one and half hours to take this shot. What I wanted for the composition was a person, it was a winter’s morning and nobody was around. Suddenly I see an old lady and when she sat down at the edge of water I captured this photo…”

Shortlisted Winner: “Split” 
Photographer: Camellia Staab Camera used: Not mentioned


Shortlisted Winner - Photographer: Camellia Staab/Image courtesy of The Art of Building. Photographer's Comments: The view of the Capitol building as seen through an alleyway. The comparison of the old and the new.

Shortlisted Winner – Photographer: Camellia Staab/Image courtesy of The Art of Building. Photographer’s Comments: The view of the Capitol building as seen through an alleyway. The comparison of the old and the new.

Shortlisted Winner: “Engrenages”
Photographer: Gina Soden Camera used: Nikon D850


Shortlisted Winner - Gina Soden/Photographer: Gina Soden/Image courtesy of The Art of Building. Photographer's Comments: An unusual concrete tiled staircase in an abandoned manor.

Shortlisted Winner – Gina Soden/Photographer: Gina Soden/Image courtesy of The Art of Building. Photographer’s Comments: An unusual concrete tiled staircase in an abandoned manor.

Shortlisted Winner: “Night-Time Gloss Arch”
Photographer: Pati John Camera used: Iphone 7


Shortlisted Winner - Pati John/Image courtesy of The Art of Building. Photographer's Comments: It is never too late to see beautiful architecture. It can always be found, what you are looking for, all you need to do is to have your eyes wide open to be ready to see all those fantastic, repeated...

Shortlisted Winner – Pati John/Image courtesy of The Art of Building. Photographer’s Comments: It is never too late to see beautiful architecture. It can always be found, what you are looking for, all you need to do is to have your eyes wide open to be ready to see all those fantastic, repeated pattern of Dutch style architecture. It was my birthday when I decided to take a photographic walk through the city full of items of my favourite genre: architecture.

To view the full list of winners click here.










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