Architectural Photography Awards
WAF delegates - vote in Lisbon for your favourite photographs, writes Lynne Bryant.
The Architectural Photography Awards (APA) is supported by Aluprof UK, STO Werkstatt and the World Architecture Festival.
There are over 250 projects in this year’s WAF completed buildings shortlist. None of them could have been considered without photographs.
The shortlist of all six categories will be exhibited in full on the Architectural Photography Awards stand at WAF in Lisbon. Be there and vote.
WAF delegates - your votes count!
Meanwhile here is a sneak preview of the three Portfolios shortlisted.
Subject : a transport hub
Photographer: Simon Kennedy
Istanbul Airport, Turkey
Architects : Nordic with Grimshaw and Haptic
Photographer : Zhang Xiunig Yuyuan
Garden Station, Shanghai Metro, China
Architects: Xing Design
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, China
Architects :Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas with: BIAD Beijing Institute of Architecture & Design
The road to a WAF Award needs good photographs to ignite the judges interest.
Looking at a still photograph is proactive. You decide to look and for how long, to linger and explore the image or walk away. All too often even still images are flashed in front of us momentarily reducing our involvement to a passive onlooker. We are in danger of accepting bad and mediocre imagery as normal, we are looking but not seeing. Photographs of architecture capture more than a building, they create a legacy in time and place.