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Visions of a future city in the 2019 Urban Photography Awards

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Overall winner of the 2019 competition. "Reflexion", Alfonso Béjar. Valencia, Spain
Overall winner of the 2019 competition. "Reflexion", Alfonso Béjar. Valencia, Spain
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Overall winner of the 2019 competition. "Reflexion", Alfonso Béjar. Valencia, Spain
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Overall winner of the 2019 competition. "Reflexion", Alfonso Béjar. Valencia, Spain
Mobile winner. "Marseilles City Style", Philip Singleton. Marseilles, France
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Mobile winner. "Marseilles City Style", Philip Singleton. Marseilles, France
Instagram winner. "Time Travelers", Jerry Kestel. Chicago, USA
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Instagram winner. "Time Travelers", Jerry Kestel. Chicago, USA
Winner of 0:00 Hour (midnight). "Life of Joy", Mohammed Shajahan. Chittagong, Bangladesh
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Winner of 0:00 Hour (midnight). "Life of Joy", Mohammed Shajahan. Chittagong, Bangladesh
Winner of 1:00 hour. "Soho Nights", Mark Cornick. London, UK
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Winner of 1:00 hour. "Soho Nights", Mark Cornick. London, UK
Winner of 2:00 hour. "Nomofobia", Alberto Cob. Madrid, Spain
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Winner of 2:00 hour. "Nomofobia", Alberto Cob. Madrid, Spain
Winner of 3:00 hour. "Steam locomotive", Sirsendu Gayen. Darjeeling, India
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Winner of 3:00 hour. "Steam locomotive", Sirsendu Gayen. Darjeeling, India
Winner of 4:00 hour. "Break of Dawn", Callie Chee. Lijiang, China
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Winner of 4:00 hour. "Break of Dawn", Callie Chee. Lijiang, China
Winner of 5:00 hour. "Cleaning", Antonio Salaverry. Niteroi, Brazil
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Winner of 5:00 hour. "Cleaning", Antonio Salaverry. Niteroi, Brazil
Winner of 6:00 hour. "City Light", João Coutinho. Lisbon, Portugal
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Winner of 6:00 hour. "City Light", João Coutinho. Lisbon, Portugal
Winner of 7:00 hour. "Sunrise at Williamsburg", Lee Mumford. New York City, USA
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Winner of 7:00 hour. "Sunrise at Williamsburg", Lee Mumford. New York City, USA
Winner of 8:00 hour. "Prensa diaria", Miguel Moya. Bhaktapur, Nepal
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Winner of 8:00 hour. "Prensa diaria", Miguel Moya. Bhaktapur, Nepal
Winner of 9:00 hour. "Laborer in hard job", SHEIKH MOHAMMAD MAHADI HASSAN. Rup Ganj, Bangladesh
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Winner of 9:00 hour. "Laborer in hard job", SHEIKH MOHAMMAD MAHADI HASSAN. Rup Ganj, Bangladesh
Winner of 10:00 hour. "News", Eric Davidove. San Francisco, USA
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Winner of 10:00 hour. "News", Eric Davidove. San Francisco, USA
Winner of 11:00 hour. "Father Care", SUBRATA ADHIKARY. Barrackpore, India
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Winner of 11:00 hour. "Father Care", SUBRATA ADHIKARY. Barrackpore, India
Winner of 12:00 hour. "Chicken Market", M Yousuf Tushar. Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Winner of 12:00 hour. "Chicken Market", M Yousuf Tushar. Dhaka, Bangladesh
Winner of 13:00 hour. "Last Minute Shopping", Kingshuk Chakravarty. London, UK
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Winner of 13:00 hour. "Last Minute Shopping", Kingshuk Chakravarty. London, UK
Winner of 14:00 hour. "Labor", dhapaharshad dhapa. Ahmedabad, India
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Winner of 14:00 hour. "Labor", dhapaharshad dhapa. Ahmedabad, India
Winner of 15:00 hour. "Stone Labor", M Yousuf Tushar. Sylhet, Bangladesh
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Winner of 15:00 hour. "Stone Labor", M Yousuf Tushar. Sylhet, Bangladesh
Winner of 16:00 hour. "Toward Home", K M Asad. Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Winner of 16:00 hour. "Toward Home", K M Asad. Dhaka, Bangladesh
Winner of 17:00 hour. "gold rush", Gerri Whitley. Chicago, USA
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Winner of 17:00 hour. "gold rush", Gerri Whitley. Chicago, USA
Winner of 18:00 hour. "Cruising", Rickie Cheung. London, UK
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Winner of 18:00 hour. "Cruising", Rickie Cheung. London, UK
Winner of 19:00 hour. "Organised Chaos", Lee Mumford. Hong Kong
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Winner of 19:00 hour. "Organised Chaos", Lee Mumford. Hong Kong
Winner of 20:00 hour. "Rishu Kesarwale", Debdatta Chakraborty. Allahabad, India
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Winner of 20:00 hour. "Rishu Kesarwale", Debdatta Chakraborty. Allahabad, India
Winner of 21:00 hour. "shadows & silhouettes", Andreas Mikonauschke. Hannover, Germany
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Winner of 21:00 hour. "shadows & silhouettes", Andreas Mikonauschke. Hannover, Germany
Winner of 22:00 hour. "Rod Fai Market", Peter Sawers. Bangkok, Thailand
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Winner of 22:00 hour. "Rod Fai Market", Peter Sawers. Bangkok, Thailand
Winner of 23:00 hour. "Bar Night", James Abell. Havana, Cuba
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Winner of 23:00 hour. "Bar Night", James Abell. Havana, Cuba
Regional winner - EMEA. "The light of the neighborhood", Joaquín Luna. Murcia, Spain
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Regional winner - EMEA. "The light of the neighborhood", Joaquín Luna. Murcia, Spain
Regional winner - APAC. "Bowled over", Udayan Sankar Pal. Hyderabad, India
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Regional winner - APAC. "Bowled over", Udayan Sankar Pal. Hyderabad, India
Regional winner - AMERICAS. "Transcending Boundaries", Eduardo Castaneda. Tokyo, Japan
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Regional winner - AMERICAS. "Transcending Boundaries", Eduardo Castaneda. Tokyo, Japan
Runner up, 0:00 hour. "Three ladies", Vitor Pina. Sao Bras de Alportel, Portugal
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Runner up, 0:00 hour. "Three ladies", Vitor Pina. Sao Bras de Alportel, Portugal
Runner up, 1:00 hour. "Master crafter", Nathaniel Chin. Kyoto, Japan
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Runner up, 1:00 hour. "Master crafter", Nathaniel Chin. Kyoto, Japan
Runner up, 2:00 hour. "Walk Light", peter murrell. London, UK
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Runner up, 2:00 hour. "Walk Light", peter murrell. London, UK
Runner up, 3:00 hour. "these moves", Monica Quinta. São Paulo, Brazil
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Runner up, 3:00 hour. "these moves", Monica Quinta. São Paulo, Brazil
Runner up, 4:00 hour. "Taxi Driver", Mario Pereda. Tokyo, Japan
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Runner up, 4:00 hour. "Taxi Driver", Mario Pereda. Tokyo, Japan
Runner up, 5:00 hour. "Floral Beginning", Somenath Mukhopadhyay. Yangon, Myanmar
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Runner up, 5:00 hour. "Floral Beginning", Somenath Mukhopadhyay. Yangon, Myanmar
Runner up, 6:00 hour. "Elimination of illiteracy", SUBRATA ADHIKARY. Sundarbans, India
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Runner up, 6:00 hour. "Elimination of illiteracy", SUBRATA ADHIKARY. Sundarbans, India
Runner up, 7:00 hour. "Fashion District Backstreet", Robert Krauss. Los Angeles, USA
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Runner up, 7:00 hour. "Fashion District Backstreet", Robert Krauss. Los Angeles, USA
Runner up, 8:00 hour. "Way to school by motorized tricycle", Sirsendu Gayen. Vigan, Philippines
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Runner up, 8:00 hour. "Way to school by motorized tricycle", Sirsendu Gayen. Vigan, Philippines
Runner up, 9:00 hour. "Line of daily labor", M Yousuf Tushar. Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Runner up, 9:00 hour. "Line of daily labor", M Yousuf Tushar. Dhaka, Bangladesh
Runner up, 10:00 hour. "Working", Nelson Garcia Perandréa. Fez, Morocco
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Runner up, 10:00 hour. "Working", Nelson Garcia Perandréa. Fez, Morocco
Runner up, 11:00 hour. "The value of life in Hong Kong", Tang Kwai Ng. Hong Kong
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Runner up, 11:00 hour. "The value of life in Hong Kong", Tang Kwai Ng. Hong Kong
Runner up, 12:00 hour. "Conexión de colores", DANIEL APARICIO SERRANO. Barcelona, Spain
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Runner up, 12:00 hour. "Conexión de colores", DANIEL APARICIO SERRANO. Barcelona, Spain
Runner up, 13:00 hour. "Pehlwani, the art of Indian wrestling", Pritam Kumar Sil. Kolkata, India
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Runner up, 13:00 hour. "Pehlwani, the art of Indian wrestling", Pritam Kumar Sil. Kolkata, India
Runner up, 14:00 hour. "Books", Callie Chee. Beijing, China
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Runner up, 14:00 hour. "Books", Callie Chee. Beijing, China
Runner up, 15:00 hour. "Ask Barty about shoes", Raman Rai. London, UK
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Runner up, 15:00 hour. "Ask Barty about shoes", Raman Rai. London, UK
Runner up, 16:00 hour. "Jugo", Mariana Arndt de Souza. La Paz, Bolivia
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Runner up, 16:00 hour. "Jugo", Mariana Arndt de Souza. La Paz, Bolivia
Runner up, 17:00 hour. "In conversation", Lutz Janichen. Ponte de Lima, Portugal
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Runner up, 17:00 hour. "In conversation", Lutz Janichen. Ponte de Lima, Portugal
Runner up 18:00 hour. "Grand Central Information", Andrew Miller. New York City, USA
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Runner up 18:00 hour. "Grand Central Information", Andrew Miller. New York City, USA
Runner up, 19:00 hour. "Modern Times", Volker Sander. Hannover, Germany
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Runner up, 19:00 hour. "Modern Times", Volker Sander. Hannover, Germany
Runner up, 20:00 hour. "Metro", Gilberto Sudre. Santiago, Chile
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Runner up, 20:00 hour. "Metro", Gilberto Sudre. Santiago, Chile
Runner up, 21:00 hour. "Espiral", Alfonso Béjar. Torrevieja, Spain
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Runner up, 21:00 hour. "Espiral", Alfonso Béjar. Torrevieja, Spain
Runner up, 22:00 hour. "Law by Lamplight", Robert Bentley. Hull, UK
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Runner up, 22:00 hour. "Law by Lamplight", Robert Bentley. Hull, UK
Runner up, 23:00 hour. "First Snow", Balázs Czakó. Szekszárd, Hungary
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Runner up, 23:00 hour. "First Snow", Balázs Czakó. Szekszárd, Hungary

This year's CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition asked photographers to envision life in a city of the future. Spanish photographer Alfonso Béjar took out the grand prize with a glorious shot of Valencia's futurist City of Arts and Sciences.

CBRE's annual photographic competition continuously evolves from year to year, and on its 12th anniversary it received a massive 100,000 entries, a 20 percent rise from last year. Each year photographers are asked to submit images around a general theme, and this competition looked to investigate what the "essence of a future city" could be.

Winner of 19:00 hour. "Organised Chaos", Lee Mumford. Hong Kong
Winner of 19:00 hour. "Organised Chaos", Lee Mumford. Hong Kong

The most unique aspect of this competition is its 24-hour prize categories. Photographers are asked to submit up to 24 individual images across 24 categories, each representing one hour of the day. Each image doesn't necessarily need to be taken in a particular hour but they are judged on how well they represent each given timeframe.

Winner of 16:00 hour. "Toward Home", K M Asad. Dhaka, Bangladesh
Winner of 16:00 hour. "Toward Home", K M Asad. Dhaka, Bangladesh

The 4 p.m. winner, for example, is an amazing shot of a crowded rush hour train in Dhaka, Bangaldesh. The 4 a.m. winner on the other hand, captures a burst of morning light down a narrow alleyway in Lijiang, China.

Winner of 4:00 hour. "Break of Dawn", Callie Chee. Lijiang, China
Winner of 4:00 hour. "Break of Dawn", Callie Chee. Lijiang, China

Alongside 24 hourly winners, and hourly runners-up, there is a winner for best image shot on a mobile phone, and for the first time, an Instagram winner. Take a look through our gallery at all the best shots from this fascinating urban photography competition.

Source: CBRE

1 comment
Sergiuss
Mobility has changed ... Housing, streets and roads must also change ... If the car and the bus drew the suburban scenery in 1920, the new, faster transports could widen the distances of the houses and dilute the population density of the megalopolis. In turn, these megalopolises would no longer exist and would be redesigned, with commercial, industrial and service sectors, interconnected by highways, motorways and cycle routes, all distinct and separate. Transhipment stations for passengers and cargo would be on the periphery, because in the city center only small electric vehicles could run.