Richard Morgan, a UK competitor, was the overall winner of the 11th edition of CBRE’s “Urban Photographer of the Year” competition. His photo, “What are you looking at?”, captured a crowd looking fascinated at a tourist attraction in a street in Poznan, Poland, yet one person stands out because he is looking directly at the lens.
With over 80,000 entries from 180 countries from all over the world this edition of the “Urban Photographer of the Year” competition was the largest and most wide reaching ever. The competition, which shows powerful shots of dailylife in cities, is held annually by CBRE. This year amateur and professional photographers were asked to capture moments of urban connection and interactivity under the theme “Cities in movement: People, Places and Perspectives”.
Mel Chennell, also from the UK, won the Mobile category. The photograph “Truly connected?” shows a train station in London and invites the viewer to question the true meaning of the links between the physical and digital worlds.
The competition also produced a number of regional winners. The world winner won a trip focused on photography for two people to a destination of their choice. The remaining prizes included drones for the regional winners and a GoPro pack for the Mobile category winner. In recognition of all the photos submitted CBRE donated around 11,500 Euros to Plan International.