Architizer’s One Photo Challenge has launched, and the amazing entries are flowing in. Two $2,500 cash prizes are up for grabs for students and non-students, along with publication in the inaugural “One Photo” eBook and media coverage. Capture a single photograph that tells a powerful story about architecture for a chance to win.
All entries will be evaluated by our jury of influential practitioners and thought leaders from the worlds of architecture and photography. They will be asked to select winning entries based on their narrative and aesthetic qualities, as well as their impact and ability to “go viral” on social media and beyond. For entrants and winners, this is a great chance to get their work in front of the best of the best in the industry.
Here’s a run-down of the One Photo Challenge jury this year:
Aldo Amoretti graduated in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 1992, and worked as an architect until 2005, when he began his work as a freelance photographer. Amoretti has collaborated with various international architects including Peter Zumthor, BIG Bjarke Ingels, Auer Weber, J.L Mateo and Snøhetta. In 2017, he won the A+Award with his photographs of Peter Zumthor’s Mine Zinc Museum in Sauda Norway, and his work features on the front of “The World’s Best Architecture 2018”, Architizer’s international publication of A+Award winning projects.
His architectural photographs have been published in major architecture magazines such as The Architectural Review, Detail, Abitare, and others. His work has also been exhibited in international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale, La Gelerie d’Architecture in Paris and the National Museum Architecture in Oslo.
Paul Clemence is an artist, photographer, writer and filmmaker focusing on expressing the subjective and poetic side of architecture. His work has been widely published and he exhibits at events like Venice Biennale, Art Basel and Design Miami. “Architecture Photography”, aka ARCHI-PHOTO, his Facebook page, is a social media phenomenon, with just under one million followers worldwide. Trained as an architect, he is originally from Brazil and is now based in Brooklyn, NY.
Hufton + Crow architectural photography studio comprises of English photographer duo Nick Hufton and Allan Crow. They started collaborating in 2004, and, with their passionate attention to detail and their dedication to self-initiated projects as well as assignments, quickly established themselves as a prolific and successful practice creating striking images of contemporary architecture from around the world.
As two experienced photographers with complementary skills and competitive characters, they bring a unique approach to their iconographic documentation of the built environment. Divisare Atlas of Architecture ranks them among the top 10 architectural photographers worldwide in their extensive database of 2491 photographers.
Ema Peter’s key goal is to create images that have a strong impact and human element. Over the past 15 years, she has established herself as one of the leading photographers in Canada and works with many international firms. In recent years she has won awards from Architizer, Creatures Design, Production Paradise, Canadian Architect and more. She has been in the jury for the Architecture Foundation, Canadian Architect, Archiproducts and more.
New to the One Photo Challenge jury is arguably Instagram’s most famous traveling couple, Murad and Nataly Osmann, creators of the @followmeto project. Murad and Nataly brought architectural photography to a whole new audience with their iconic “follow me” photographs, and with a combined Instagram following of 5.5M, their global influence on the world of travel photography is unparalleled.
Yener was born in Turhal, Turkey in 1982 and currently resides in Istanbul. He studied architecture at Istanbul Technical University. In 2014, he started a photography project on his Instagram account @cimkedi, focusing on lesser-known buildings and side-streets of his adopted city.
In recent years, his international following has erupted with major media institutions , such as The Guardian, The Washington Post, CBS News, El Pais Semanal highlighting his work. Yener’s compositions usually flatten space, emphasizing line and color over depth. He transforms the urban landscape, reframing architecture as geometric abstraction and creates an alternative reality by abstracting architectural elements from their original environment and repurposing them.
Sebastian Weiss, aka Le_Blanc, born in the 70s in the North of Germany, is a Hamburg based and multi-award winning architectural photographer. Sebastian is passionate about concrete aesthetics and the beauty seen in city shapes. Between 2013 and 2018, he also worked as a photo columnist for AD Architectural Digest Germany.
Architizer’s own Paul Keskeys is a registered UK architect, writer and editor based in New York City. A graduate from UCL and the University of Edinburgh, gaining an MArch in Architectural Design with distinction, Keskeys was nominated for the RIAS Silver Medal in 2009. Paul also secured second place in the prestigious Architect’s Eye Architectural Photography Competition in 2013. Keskeys is currently the Content Director at Architizer, with features also published in Architectural Digest, PIN—UP Magazine, Archinect, Aesthetica Magazine and PUBLIC Journal.
To get your photograph seen by the jurors and be in the running for $2,500 plus a host of other prizes, submit a shot to the One Photo Challenge this month!