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Here are the winners of the Architecture and Design category of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022 | News

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1st place: Dorf by Domagoj Burilović. © Domagoj Burilović. Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards


The Sony World Photography Awards have named the winner and two finalists in the Architecture & Design section for the 2022 edition of its prestigious annual awards.

A documentary series about abandoned villages in Croatia’s Eastern Slavonia region by photographer Domagoj Burilović won first prize in this section of the Professional category, followed by an exploration of the colorful cityscape of the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan by Spanish photographer Javier Arcenillas, and a series of recreations of cyanotype shots made using digital post-production software by Taiwanese national Yun Chi Chen.

Jason Au from Hong Kong. Australian Serena Dzenis, Palestinian Khalid Najib, German René Cassio Scholz and Briton Mark Henley were also shortlisted in the Professional category. Hong Kong’s Anthony Chan won the Architecture section for the Open category, also joined by fourteen other shortlisted entries.

Since 2007, the awards have honored the best lenses in the world, as evidenced by current Photographer of the Year Adam Ferguson and Outstanding Contribution to Photography winner Edward Burtynsky.

The winning works in each category will be displayed in an exhibition at Somerset House in London which will run from April 13 to May 2. Additional information on the 2022 winners is available here. Scroll down to learn more about this year’s architecture and design winners.

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

1st place: Dorf by Domagoj Burilović (cover image)




1st place: Dorf by Domagoj Burilović.  © Domagoj Burilović.  Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

1st place: Dorf by Domagoj Burilović. © Domagoj Burilović. Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards


1st place: Dorf by Domagoj Burilović.  © Domagoj Burilović.  Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

1st place: Dorf by Domagoj Burilović. © Domagoj Burilović. Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards


1st place: Dorf by Domagoj Burilović.  © Domagoj Burilović.  Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

1st place: Dorf by Domagoj Burilović. © Domagoj Burilović. Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

Artist statement: “Dorf‚ is the German word for village. In the 19th century, the Croatian region of Slavonia was inhabited by people from all nations of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Rapid economic development began with the exploitation of forests and land. Villages became a basic demographic unit. German settlers had the greatest cultural impact through language, crafts and architecture. Instead of building with mud, the people started to build with fired bricks, which improved the quality of life.The irony of history is that today, due to the impact of the war in Croatia and the decline of the resulting industry, the population left Slavonia for Germany, in search of a better life. With the extinction of the village, the historic houses that have become part of its cultural identity are the first to These photographs are a photomontage of my isons and local nature. The exploitation of nature was the reason these houses came into existence, now this very nature is destroying them.

2nd place: Nur-Sultan by Javier Arcenillas


2nd place: Nur-Sultan by Javier Arcenillas.  © Javier Arcenillas.  Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

2nd place: Nur-Sultan by Javier Arcenillas. © Javier Arcenillas. Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards


2nd place: Nur-Sultan by Javier Arcenillas.  © Javier Arcenillas.  Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

2nd place: Nur-Sultan by Javier Arcenillas. © Javier Arcenillas. Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards


2nd place: Nur-Sultan by Javier Arcenillas.  © Javier Arcenillas.  Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

2nd place: Nur-Sultan by Javier Arcenillas. © Javier Arcenillas. Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

Artist statement: “Kazakhstan renamed its capital Nursultan in honor of its former president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who resigned in 2019 after holding power for three decades. Formerly known as Akmola (tomb city) and later Astana (the capital), the city was first designated as the capital by Nazarbayev in 1997, replacing Almaty. Until then, it was just a remote corner of the ex-USSR, a region known for its freezing climate and for having hosted one of Stalin’s famous gulags. Designed by Nazarbayev, Nur-Sultan was designed to suit a country rich in minerals and oil. He recruited the talents of renowned architects such as Sir Norman Foster and has over time built a city of concrete and glass, full of impressive futuristic buildings, huge shopping malls and enviable sports halls.. What was once a forgotten and inhospitable territory is today a city of 800,000, as incredible and eccentric as any of its wealthier neighbors.”

3rd place: Plan by Yun Chi Chen


3rd place: Blueprint by Yun Chi Chen.  © Yun Chi Chen.  Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

3rd place: Blueprint by Yun Chi Chen. © Yun Chi Chen. Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards


3rd place: Blueprint by Yun Chi Chen.  © Yun Chi Chen.  Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

3rd place: Blueprint by Yun Chi Chen. © Yun Chi Chen. Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards


3rd place: Blueprint by Yun Chi Chen.  © Yun Chi Chen.  Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

3rd place: Blueprint by Yun Chi Chen. © Yun Chi Chen. Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

Artist Statement: In 1842, Sir John Herschel discovered the cyanotype. At a time when printing techniques were still in development, cyanotype was the most efficient and stable method of printing. Traditionally, cyanotype was used in blueprints and to produce photographic prints. In this work, I mimic the process of creating a cyanotype using digital post-production techniques to trace the outlines of buildings. The result is a multi-layered image resembling an architectural blueprint.”

OPEN CATEGORY

Architecture, winner: Anthony Chan


1st place, open category: Anthony Chan.  ©Anthony Chan.  Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards

1st place, open category: Anthony Chan. ©Anthony Chan. Image courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards








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