The results of ND Awards Photo Contest 2020 were announced on November 22 and Archisearch.gr in collaboration with photographer Pygmalion Karatzas present a selection of images from the winners and honorable mentions awarded mainly from Architecture Category which focuses around the built environment.
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The 2020 results were announced on November 22. Full list of results can be viewed here!
In its seventh year, this international competition offers distinctions to both professional and non-professional photographers, in six main categories: architecture, editorial, fine art, nature, people, and special, with a number of sub-categories in each. The architecture category includes: bridges, buildings, cityscapes, interior, industrial, and other. Participants can choose between single-image entries for stand-alone works and series of five images that best capture larger photographic projects.
In this presentation the selected images from the winners and honorable mentions focus around the built environment, showcasing an exuberant diversity of authors’ perspectives on the subject matter as well as encompassing the typological spectrum of architectural photography from topographic/documentary to editorial to expressive/artistic, as analysed in the paper “The Integral Lens” co-authored by professor of architecture Mark DeKay and photographer Pygmalion Karatzas.