2022 Winners & Finalists

My own little cosmos within reach

Pati John

Judges' Choice Winner, 2022

The unexpected beauty of the elusive nature manifesting the most beautiful milky way I have seen - surrounded by amazing architectural symmetry. I discovered this astonishing view looking up while I walked around the mall...it was breath-taking...and so I stayed there for a long time with my tripod and ND filter to capture every detail in my long exposure shot.

White constellation

by Francesca Pompei

Public's Choice Winner, 2022

Designed by the Swiss-Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava for the UAE pavilion at the Dubai Expo, is representative of the UAE’s pioneering spirit. At the centre of the structure there is a sphere-shaped void that serves as an auditorium with a capacity of 200. Its continuum form is a symbol of resilience and of a boundless future embracing a dialogue among different cultures.

House of God

Roman Robroek
Little is known about the history of this wonderful church, but the construction of the original structure dates back to the 10th - 11th century. The current structure, set on the rocky wall of a medieval village, is from the second half of the 17th century. An ancient stone on the left wall refers to an attribution of an ancient local family.

Ysios Winery

Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz

The Ysios Winery, whose name is a tribute to the Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris, intimately related to the world of wine, was built on a vineyard of more than 120 hectares.

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From Egypt also comes the inspiration for the canals; that border the winery, collecting the essences of the Nile River. It is located in Rioja Alavesa, at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria, and has facilities designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava in which functionality and avant-garde are entirely at the service of winemaking.


New v Old Baku

Les Forrester
The new and the old Baku side by side. In the background are the apartments from the Soviet era whilst in the foreground sits the contemporary architecture of Zaha Hadid and the Heydar Aliyev Centre.

Scholars in a cage

Vincenzo Avallone
I took this photo in a recent trip to Berlin at the Humboldt University Library.

Mother and her children

Musa Talasli
In her daily life she prepares the bread for her children and for when her husband comes home in the evening.

Phoenix International Media Center

Tien Sang Kok
The exterior structure of the building looks like the dragon bone.

Girl with the red hat

Helena Georgiou
My daughter playing in Eleftheria Square, Nicosia designed Zaha Hadid.

Staircase along a retaining wall

William Shum

A lonely small pink church

Rong Xu
The entire campus and beach was totally locked down due to the Covid-19 restrictions in China, so it was really rare to get a photo of this famous church without any person in the frame.

A man made forest

Chong Boon Wong
A man made forest in a greenhouse setting.

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