Night Photos of Oscar Niemeyer's Brasilia Win at the 2013 International Photography Awards
Night photos of the Brazilian capital created by noted architectural and fine art photographer Andrew Prokos are among this year's winners at the International Photography Awards competition.
Entitled "Niemeyer's Brasilia," the series of photos capture the surreal architecture of Oscar Niemeyer who shaped the Brazilian capital for over 50 years. "I became fascinated by Oscar Niemeyer's buildings as works of art in themselves, and the fact that Niemeyer had unprecedented influence over the architecture of the capital during his long lifetime," says photographer Andrew Prokos. Niemeyer, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 104, was Brazil's best known architect and the designer of the United Nations buildings in New York.
"The 2013 International Photography Awards is thrilled to honor Andrew Prokos's photographic series 'Niemeyer's Brasilia' in the Night Photography category," said Linda Dzhema, the award's Director. "The work was acknowledged by a jury panel of the most recognized names in international photography, and selected to receive the award among over 10,000 participants this year. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!" The jury for this year's competition included top international gallerists, photo editors and directors, and art collectors from organizations such as the National Geographic Society, The New York Times Magazine, Yale University Art Gallery, the Royal Photographic Society, the British Journal of Photography, Tate Britain, Taschen Books, and Phaidon Press.
About the Winner:
Andrew Prokos is an architectural and fine art photographer based in New York City. His photographs have been widely published and exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York. Andrew's photographs are included in numerous corporate art collections across the USA, including Cisco Systems, Moody's Corp, K2 Advisors, Hilton Hotels, KPMG, and Booz Allen Hamilton. In addition to his award at IPA this year, Andrew's photographs won Honorable Mention at the 2013 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) and at the 2013 Epson International Pano Awards. He continues his photography of Brazil, recently returning to photograph Rio de Janeiro's spectacular cityscapes and historic center. To see Andrew's artwork, please visit his website, or join him on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google+.
About the Award:
The 2013 International Photography Awards (IPA) received over 10,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, whose mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographers' accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition.
Director, International Photography Awards