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    Snap of geometric concrete façade in Berlin named world’s best architecture photograph

    The World Photography Organisation has revealed the winners of the Open Competition portion of the Sony World Photography Awards.

    UK architect and photographer, Tim Cornbill took out the architecture category prize for his shot of a geometric concrete facade on the River Spree in Berlin.

    Cornbill explains that the image, named ‘Occulus’ was taken on a bright summer’s day during a walk along the River Spree. He says that he was immediately struck by the building’s geometry and scale and decided to take a photo of it from across the river.

    “Across the river, I positioned myself for a single point perspective and waited for the right moment to capture it,” he explains.

    “A couple came into the viewfinder and I noticed the cyclist out of the corner of my eye. I waited for them to move into the frame and hit the shutter to try and balance the composition.”

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    Available to enter for any photographer, the Open competition received more than 105,000 entries across ten categories ranging from wildlife to street photography.

    Cornbill pipped nine other photographers from around the world who were shortlisted for the prize.

    A winner from the Professional Competition category will be selected from a shortlist of eight architecture photographic series and announced 20 April at an awards ceremony at Somerset House in London. 

    See the shortlisted architecture photographs from the Open Competition below:

    Robert Walker, UK, Shortlist, Open Competition, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography AwardsRobert.PNG

    Ute Scherhag, Germany, Shortlist, Open Competition, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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    Barry Tweed-Rycroft, UK, Shortlist, Open Competition, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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    Claudio Cantonetti, Italy, Shortlist, Open Competition, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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    Lester Koh, Singapore, Shortlist, Open Competition, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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    Nick Frank, Germany, Shortlist, Open Competition, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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    Oscar Lopez, Germany, Shortlist, Open Competition, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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    Frank Machalowski, Germany, Shortlist, Open Competition, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography AwardsFrank-Mach-1.PNG

    Franklin Neto, Brazil, Shortlist, Open Competition, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography AwardsFranklin-Net.PNG

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