Cities at Work

Welcome to the Urban Photographer of the Year competition 2015. Enter now for a chance to win the photography trip of a lifetime!

Established in 2008 the competition is the largest of its kind; receiving over 11,500 entries from 79 countries across the globe in 2014.

The theme for the competition is ‘Cities at Work’ through which we challenge you to alter our perceptions of daily life in urban environments. The contest is free to enter and you can submit up to 24 images; each one representing an hour of the day.

For every entry in the Urban Photographer of the Year competition, CBRE will make a donation to leading children’s development charity, Plan International.

upoty2015aCarlos da Costa Branco
‘Dancing in the street’
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upoty2015bManuel Paz-Castañal
‘An Exhibition’
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upoty2015cMark French
‘Looking Good at Work’
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upoty2015dKim Chong Keat
‘Off duty’
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upoty2015eJoan Vendrell
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more details at: cbreupoty

The British Life Photography Awards

The British Life Photography Awards – offering a chance to win a prestigious photography award with a prize fund worth over £10,000 – open for entries from July1st.

blpawards06aThe 2014 overall winner
British Life Photographer David Yeo wins first prize for this image entitled  » Vroom with a View », taken in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
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Winners and commended entrants will have their work displayed in a touring exhibition and book, Portfolio 2 – here we show a selection of images from Portfolio 1.
Now in its second year, this is a showcase for contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life through ten separate categories covering a wide range of themes with plenty of scope.

blpawards06bOverdressed, Brighton, East Sussex, by Erika Szostak

blpawards06cTom Hunt Feeding his Sheep, by Mike Rego

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Turn your lens on life in Britain to compete for a major award and book publication

The British Life Photography Awards
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Landscapes with Figures | Ellen Kooi

The photography of Ellen Kooi (Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 1962) is flooded with magic, symbolism and imagery. The artist plans her compositions with such craftsmanship and talent that she makes an exercise of virtuosism out of mise-en-scène. She complements natural light with artificial lighting re-interpreting the aerial perspective of the Renaissance, always with astounding outcomes. Ellen inspires herself not only with staged photography but with choreography in order to work with her models, creating poses and mental states of strong emotional intensity. Her architectural approach to composition also plays an important role even when shooting open and often desolated spaces. Ellen`s « landscapes with figures » echo the great Flemish masters of the past like Vermeer, Brueghel, Patinir or Bosch.

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Landscapes with Figures | Ellen Kooi

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Explore stargazing around the globe through Your Shot photographers’ lenses. From long exposures to stacked star trails, get lost in mesmerizing pictures of the world under the night sky.

stargazing06aReal Life Fantasy
Photograph by Craig Goodwin
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stargazing06bDisguised stars
Photograph by Enrique López-Tapia
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stargazing06cChurch of the Good Shepherd
Photograph by Sebastian Warneke
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stargazing06dStargazer, Easter Island
Photograph by Anne Dirkse
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stargazing06eAuroras and DC-3 in the South of Iceland
Photograph by Carlos Gauna
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more at: nationalgeographic