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“Focus of Attention” (Im Brennpunkt)
Introduced by DC-based architectural photographer Maxwell MacKenzie
Im Brennpunkt | Focus of Attention was this year’s theme of the European Architectural Photography Prize. The competition sought works focusing on subjects which generate public attention and controversy based on political, cultural, or historical reasons, particularly in the realms of urban development and social justice.
First prize was awarded to Frank Bayh and Steff Rosenberger-Ochs (Germany), whose series “The Development of New Urban Quarters in the Heart of the City” refers to the slogan of the infamous “Stuttgart 21” city development project, and reacts to the temporary tents which sprung up around it in protest. Second prize was shared by two photographers: in “Towers”, Stanislaw Chomicki (Germany) uses a pinhole camera to mock the ostentatiousness of Frankfurt’s modern skyline; “Kidron Valley”, by Nadia Pugliese (Italy), shows that it is the same conflicts that shape the city of the dead and the city of the living in this downtown Jerusalem location sacred in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Additional winners included Enrico Duddeck, Olaf Rößler, and Jörg Winde.
Since 2005, the European Architectural Photography Prize has been awarded biennially by the non-profit organization architekturbild e.v., and since 2008 in cooperation with Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt am Main. More: www.architekturbild-ev.de
In conjunction with AIA Architecture Week October 15 - 27, 2013.
Made possible with the support of Friends of the Goethe-Institut.
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