Posted Tuesday 13 May 2014
In its third year, the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards celebrates and promotes the art of the architectural photographer. The awards were established by Kingston University alumnus, Richard Bryant, who completed his architecture diploma in 1975 before founding Arcaid Images, an architectural photographic resource used in the promotion of all aspects of the built environment.
"Few of us are privileged enough to visit the vast array of new and historic buildings around the world. This means for most people that the experience of the built world, outside our own locale, is via the photographic image," says Richard. "As a photo agency, we have been working with images of architecture and the built world for 30 years, disseminating images of architecture, beyond the architectural press. We give people access to places and spaces they may never visit. The photograph is a gateway to the architecture."
The awards are seen and judged by the most knowledgeable, creative and influential people within the global architectural and design community. To win, or be a runner up is genuine recognition. For the awards to have been judged by architects such as Zaha Hadid, Lord Richard Rogers, architectural luminaries such as James Russell from Bloombergs and Cathy Slessor of the Architectural Review, is indeed a privilege. It illustrates the importance of the Award to the architectural and photographic communities.
This year Sir Terry Farrell is one of the eminent architect judges. From architectural publishing, David Jenkins. While at Phaidon, David created one of the world's leading architectural publishing programmes, he left to direct the Norman Foster Works series, and now has his own imprint.
Entry to the awards is open until midnight on Monday 30 June with the following four categories to enter.
To enter, visit the Arcaid Images Awards 2014 website.