Public voting opens today on the renowned Art of Building global photography contest, as the 15 finalists are revealed from among thousands of entries. (See below.)
Overlook by Jonathan Walland
Coast minimalism by Senad Tahmaz
Control by Roman Robroek
Flatiron Building in the Snowstorm by Michele Palazzo
People’s Friendship Arch by Oleksandr Nesterovskyi
He and the Bridge by Oleg Dashkov
Changing Landscape 1 by Barbara Rossi
Sancaklar Mosque 2 by Bulent Suberk
Purelife by Shibasish Saha
The Hive by Marco Grassi
The Gherkin by James Tarry
Peacock by Gina Soden
Elevation by Naf Selmani
Jeporeka by Enrique Gimenez-Velilla
On display are some of the built environment’s "most amazing and poignant stories", says the Chartered Institute of Building, organiser of the popular contest for the past seven years.
Amongst the shortlist appears a windfarm turned into a dandelion (top) through multiple exposures and a photo that describes how modern architecture can be a conduit for people to express their faith.
Having been selected by an expert judging panel which included professional photographers, editors and communicators, the 15 finalists now go to the world to compete for votes, with the winner getting the title,"Art of Building Photographer of the Year", and a cash prize of £3,500.
"There is a cornucopia of styles and stories in this year’s final," said Saul Townsend, CIOB spokesman.
"In a world full of high definition colour technology black and white photography still inspires a host of photographers. Voters are in for a visual treat and we hope will be inspired to look at the built environment in a new way and to take part themselves next year. Congratulations to all the finalists."
The voting opens on 15 December 2016 and closes on 23 January 2017. The winner is announced on 7 February 2015.
Vote now at: www.artofbuilding.org
Top image: The Turbo Dandelion Wind Farm by Derek Snee