The submissions for Architizer’s inaugural One Photo Challenge were nothing short of spectacular. Hundreds of incredible architectural photographs were submitted from around the globe, all attempting to address the competition’s simple brief: Capture a single image that tells a powerful story about architecture and its inhabitants.
It’s now time to celebrate the best of those photographs: We’re thrilled to introduce the One Photo Challenge eBook, a free-to-download publication featuring all 100 finalists. Explore every image, snapped by talented students and professionals alike (go full screen for the best experience!):
One Photo Challenge juror Ema Peter — an award-winning photographer herself — reflected on the winning photographs: “Regardless of the profile of the project, [these photographs] manage to stop you, make you look twice, and feel. They are anything but typical architectural shots. They have so much soul, and richly embody how architecture impacts our life. Architecture in photography cannot stay impersonal; we cannot rely on the perfect light and perfect angle, we need to show the unexpected and tell a story.”
The opening pages include exclusive interviews with our two Top Winners: Bruce Engel of BE_Design and Chris Hytha, a student at Drexel University. The 10 Commended Entries are featured next, followed by 88 more stellar submissions, accompanied by the story behind each project.
In addition to featuring first in this publication, our two Top Winners each received:
- $2,500 prize money
- Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod
- Long Exposure Filter Kit
- 20′ x 30′ MetalPrint
- 8″ Smart Display
- Publication in the inaugural “One Photo” eBook
- An exclusive interview discussing their photograph, published in Architizer Journal
The “One Photo” eBook will be distributed to thousands of architecture firms via Architizer’s newsletter and social media channels. Thank you to all participants for their hard work in creating these amazing visualizations and telling fascinating stories about architecture!
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