Daredevil takes the prize in world’s most famous architectural photography competition

A doctor from Bangladesh has scooped top prize in the Art of Building digital photography competition, run by the Chartered Institute of Building since 2010.

‘Daredevil’ by Ata Adnan received 29% of the thousands of votes cast by the public to choose this year’s winner.

"My wife is an architect and she has been a constant support throughout my photographic journey," Adnan said.

"To win such a renowned prize feels like a beautiful blend of the things that matter to us. I have always liked photographing architecture but particularly with a human element involved. So when I saw that child suddenly get up on top of the bridge and start to walk on it I wanted to capture the moment as best as I could."

As well as the title of ‘Art of Building Photographer of the Year,’ Adnan’s image has also earned him a cash prize of £3,000 ($4,340).

Adnan said he will donate a portion of that to a Bangladesh charity that supports children in extreme poverty.

This year, the judging panel included broadcaster, photography critic and editor, Sue Steward, award-winning photographer Matt Wain, and Tom Ravenscroft deputy editor of Construction Manager magazine.

To see this year’s Highly Commended and Finalist line up, visit

Photograph: ‘Daredevil’ by Ata Adnan received 29% of the thousands of votes cast by the public (Ata Adnan)

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