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Terrence Zhang Wins Big at the Architectural Photography Awards 2017Wednesday 22 November 2017
At the esteemed Architecture World Festival, which concluded on 17th November, Terrence Zhang was distinguished with the Architectural Photography Award, otherwise known as Arcaid Image Awards, for the Swimming Pool, New Campus of Tianjin University, in China, designed by Atelier Li Xinggang.
Alongside the remaining finalists, Zhang who was awarded $3000 will present his work, in February, at the annual exhibition Building Images, that takes place at the Sto Werkstatt in London. The five-year running exhibition celebrates the best achievements worldwide of architectural photography, showcasing how truly important photography is, in the way we can experience and connect with spaces.
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In regards to his award-winning photograph, Zhang disclosed that “I had shot many photos around the swimming pool and found the optimum spot to shoot from in order see the light spraying through the windows. It was a magic moment – one that I have never felt or seen in my career. I stayed in the spot, waited until all students left, then captured the scene in my camera – and in my heart, too.” The photographer managed to have two other projects on the shortlist of the awards, which was only comprised of 20 projects.
The Runner-Ups of the Architectural Photography Awards 2017 were Adam Letch, for his extraordinary photo of a chapel by Steyn Studio on Bosjes farm in Ceres, Cape Town, which was the top one in the Exterior category;
Terrence Zhang, once again, with the photograph of the Gymnasium of the New Campus of Tianjin University, which came on top in the Buildings In Use category, and finally, Tom Roe’s Messner Mountain Museum Carones, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, in Bolzano, South Tyrol, in Italy, which topped the Sense of Place category.
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Source: Architectural Photography Awards