Building Images, an annual exhibition of the finest architectural photography worldwide, will open its doors for the fourth time next month at the Sto Werkstatt in Clerkenwell. The event has become well-established in the architectural calendar, celebrating the importance of photography in the way we experience and connect with spaces.
This year’s Building Images features winning entries from The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2016, showcasing an unprecedented breadth of architectural photography, including work from overall winner Matt Emmett, as well as short listed entrants Fabrice Fouillet, Adrien Barakat, Julien Lanoo, Laurian Ghinitoiu, Torsten Andreas Hoffmann, Nick Almasy, Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre, Edmund Sumner, Sebastian Weiss, James Newton, Kilian O’Sullivan, Will Scott, Victor Romero, Paul Turang and Mark Wohlrab.
The international panel of judges included KaiUwe Bergmann, Emily Booth, Amy Croft, Katy Harris, Ulrich Müller and last year’s winner Fernando Guerra. In the short-listing process the panel was asked to examine the photographer’s interpretation of the architecture captured, exploring nuances of the image’s sense of place, atmosphere and scale.
Divided into four categories, each one exploring different architectural qualities and a diverse technical methodology, Building Images showcases a broad range of photographic styles, as well as featuring a diverse set of outstanding architectural forms.
Amy Croft, Curator at Sto Werkstatt said: "I believe architectural photography has the unparalleled ability to make works of architecture and their artistic interpretation accessible to the wider public. This encourages people to explore architecture in various contexts and forms, which stimulates discussion. This year’s winning entry provided a unique glimpse into a historic architectural site, a place most people will not happen upon. The captured image allows viewers access to a restricted area, furthering the democratisation of art and architecture."
Building Images is free and open to the public from 10th February – 31st March at Sto Werkstatt in Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks and seminars, through which you'll have the opportunity to further explore the medium of photography in architecture.
Via Creative Boom submission | All images courtesy of Sto Werkstaff. Main image: Photographer: Matt Emmett. Covered Reservoir, Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom. Architect: East London Water Works Company 1868