Blueprint iGuzzini Architecture Photography Awards
#djKX partner Blueprint Magazine launches its first ever photography awards. The awards are aimed at both professionals and amateurs and the winners will earn a £1000 main prize (Professional) and £1000 iGuzzini light designed by Ron Arad (Amateur).
A panel of judges has been lined up to assess the entries including UN Studio founder Ben van Berkel and curator Elias Redstone, who co-curated the Barbican’s Constructing World’s exhibition (2015) and wrote the Shooting Spaces (published by Phaidon). The overall winners will be chosen by public vote, from the category winners chosen by the judges.
The professional part of the awards is also not solely aimed at architectural photographers. The remit of the awards is broad and is looking to bring in anyone who works with the medium of photography, from artists, through photographers to journalists and beyond.
There are four categories and the deadline for entries is 10 July 2017. The winners will be announced and shown during the London Design Festival at designjunction in King’s Cross (21-24 September). The winning photography will then be shown again at the main Blueprint Awards on 19 October (Bankside Vaults, London), followed by an exhibition at Foyles bookshop in Charing Cross Road, London (final date in November/December TBA).
There is a nominal fee for entering of £30 for professionals and £10 for amateurs, with 25% of the fee going to Teddy’s Wish charity, which is supported by designjunction. Entries can be uploaded at www.BlueprintPhotographyAwards.com
Blueprint editor, Johnny Tucker says: “Architecture and photography are two passions of mine, so I’m extremely pleased to be able to combine them into this one award, with the sponsorship of iGuzzini. We’ve deliberately kept the categories quite broad and nebulous to allow a great deal of interpretation and I’m truly excited about the direction people will take this in.”