The best architectural photographs of the year have been revealed, highlighting the beauty of elegant geometry, abstract silhouettes and industrial textures from around the world.
On Wednesday, organizers of the 2022 Architectural Photography Awards announced more than 20 finalists in categories including interiors, exteriors and buildings in use. All shortlisted works will be exhibited at the upcoming World Architecture Festival in Lisbon, Portugal.
Entries were judged on the photographers’ “composition, use of scale and sensitivity to atmosphere,” according to the press release.
Paul Finch, director of programs at the World Architecture Festival (WAF), said in a statement that “now that ‘everyone’s a photographer’, the importance of good architectural photography has increased.” The award, now in its 10th year, is an “annual reminder of how architectural photography can enhance our understanding of design, rather than just recording what’s there,” he added.
The winners of this year’s competition will be announced in December at the World Festival of Architecture.
Scroll through the gallery above to see photos of the 2022 shortlist.