With social media taking over the world of photography, CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year has added a new ”mobile”category for this year’s entries. The closing date for entering the competition was on July 31st, and recently the winners were announced. This year’s edition had more than 21.000 entries, from 113 countries. The photographers were encouraged to show through their work the way they see urban life, or their approach to it, giving that the theme of the competition was “Cities at work”.
The CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year has one overall winner, and this year was awarded to Oscar Rialubin, for his photograph “Xyclops”, depicting a watch repairman from Qatar, three regional winners: the one from EMEA goes to Armen Dolukhanyan, from Ukraine, for his portrayal of two young people, the “Couple Policemen”, the American winner is Christopher Martin, from Canada, for his “Winter Work”, where you can see the process of a plane being de-frosted with fire, on the airport of Calgary, and the prize for Asia Pacific went to Peter Graney for his “Poultry prepared for market” picture.
The prize for the mobile taken picture was given to Cocu Liu, for “Blizzard days”, where one can see the Chicago Board of Trading Building on a snowy winter day. Twenty-four prizes were awarded for the Hour of the day category and three more for “Youth” category winners and the “Runners up”.
The ninth edition of the competition was opened to both professionals and amateurs. The winner won a “photography trip of a lifetime” and will be crowned the “CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year”. Oscar Rialubin’s “Xyclops” is a “stunning portrayal of a unique character whose face tells a thousand stories”. For every entry to the competition, CBRE has made a donation to a children’s charity.
By Cristina Juc