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Architecture Photo Competition for Students
Architectural photography is a special discipline which, like drawing, has a strong connection to the development of architecture. The potential of architectural photography – also for artistic development – helps challenge the way we look at and work with architecture, and in an image filled world, the media is today more relevant than ever before. The best architectural photographers have close ties to the world of arts, hold academic degrees, and think photography as architecture.We live in a world of images. Images, so to speak, shape the way we see the world. And the speed at which they rush by us on social media makes us visually immune. Lifelike renderings help convince developers and investors, but the photograph is able to document the naked truth. There are therefore very good reasons for honing and developing our senses to help raise the level of photography.
By launching the new competition, Aarhus School of Architecture wants to look into how architectural photography can generate debates and be part of the discussion on how we plan and build for people.The competition calls for the experimental as well as for new subjects and angles in photography. As the aim of the competition is to develop the profession, it is crucial that the person behind the camera has a professional background in architecture and thus a special awareness of space, light, place, and time. The jury awards photos of architecture with a high level of artistic content.Although the introduction of new technologies has affected photography, all media are welcome, analogue as well as digital, colour as well as black and white, post-processed or unedited, zoom or panorama, as long as the photograph interprets the architecture through a visual orchestration, gives the spectators room to read into the images their own spatial experiences, relations and memories, and shows how the architecture is used.
Photo of the Year is supported by Dinesen and The Dreyer Foundation. Dinesen has pledged financial support for the competition for the next three years.
Architecture and PeopleThe theme of the competition is ARCHITECTURE AND PEOPLE. The drawings of architects typically feature people, but when it comes to photography, they are often absent. The competition encourages students of architecture to look at architecture in interaction with the users, with the children, young and old people who live, work – and die – in architecture.The competition also calls for new ways of representing architecture – be it through photos taken at night or in the daytime, in artificial light or in daylight.
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: You will always be credited for your photos. After the publication of the winners, Aarhus School of Architecture reserves the right to publish submitted images on social media along with the names of the participants. USAGE RIGHTS: When you submit your entries to the competition, you give Aarhus School of Architecture permission to use your images in exhibitions at the school and elsewhere. You also permit Aarhus School of Architecture to post the images on the school’s website, in the school’s social media, and in an e-book containing competition entries.
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