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Gallery: Winners of the Urban Photography Awards illustrate people (dis)connecting

APAC Winner. M Yousuf Tushar "Betel Nut", taken Coxbazar, Bangladesh
APAC Winner. M Yousuf Tushar "Betel Nut", taken Coxbazar, Bangladesh
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The Overall Winner, taken in Poland when photographer Richard Morgan captured tourists looking at a tourist attraction
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The Overall Winner, taken in Poland when photographer Richard Morgan captured tourists looking at a tourist attraction
The winning image in the Mobile category, taken in London
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The winning image in the Mobile category, taken in London
Winner of 00 Hour (Midnight). Nicola Longobardi “Waiting”, taken Seoul, South Korea
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Winner of 00 Hour (Midnight). Nicola Longobardi “Waiting”, taken Seoul, South Korea
Winner of 01:00 Hour. Lafferton Zsolt “summer night…”, taken Budapest, Hungary
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Winner of 01:00 Hour. Lafferton Zsolt “summer night…”, taken Budapest, Hungary
Winner of 02:00 Hour. Ana  Filipe “Must be read soon”, taken Porto, Portugal
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Winner of 02:00 Hour. Ana  Filipe “Must be read soon”, taken Porto, Portugal
Winner of 03:00 Hour. Nity Jannatul “The Dreamer”, taken Kolkata, Bangladesh
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Winner of 03:00 Hour. Nity Jannatul “The Dreamer”, taken Kolkata, Bangladesh
Winner of 04:00 Hour. Nicolas Barber “From the club to breakfast”, taken Nottingham, UK
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Winner of 04:00 Hour. Nicolas Barber “From the club to breakfast”, taken Nottingham, UK
Winner of 05:00 Hour. Mohammad Shaqui “Motion”, taken Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Winner of 05:00 Hour. Mohammad Shaqui “Motion”, taken Dhaka, Bangladesh
Winner of 06:00 Hour. AtanuK  Das “The Hell’s Pan”, taken West Bengal, India
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Winner of 06:00 Hour. AtanuK  Das “The Hell’s Pan”, taken West Bengal, India
Winner of 07:00 Hour. Richard Brierley “Checking Instagram”, taken Birmingham, UK
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Winner of 07:00 Hour. Richard Brierley “Checking Instagram”, taken Birmingham, UK
Winner of 08:00 Hour. Boban Vajagic “ The Meaning of Life”, taken London, UK
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Winner of 08:00 Hour. Boban Vajagic “ The Meaning of Life”, taken London, UK
Winner of 09:00 Hour. Eduardo Teixeira de Sousa “Red Wall”, taken Antigua, Guatemala
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Winner of 09:00 Hour. Eduardo Teixeira de Sousa “Red Wall”, taken Antigua, Guatemala
Winner of 10:00 Hour. Gokce Erenmemisoglu “Minimal”, taken Marrakesh, Morocco
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Winner of 10:00 Hour. Gokce Erenmemisoglu “Minimal”, taken Marrakesh, Morocco
Winner of 11:00 Hour. Justin Lim “Santorini by the Subway”, taken Stockholm, Sweden
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Winner of 11:00 Hour. Justin Lim “Santorini by the Subway”, taken Stockholm, Sweden
Winner of 12:00 Hour (Midday). Miguel Cabrita Matias “just a message”, taken Marrakech, Morocco
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Winner of 12:00 Hour (Midday). Miguel Cabrita Matias “just a message”, taken Marrakech, Morocco
Winner of 13:00 Hour. Azim Khan Ronnie “Red Carpet”, taken Bogra, Bangladesh
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Winner of 13:00 Hour. Azim Khan Ronnie “Red Carpet”, taken Bogra, Bangladesh
Winner of 14:00 Hour. DIBYENDU DEY CHOUDHURY “WOMEN WRESTLING”, taken Kolkata, India
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Winner of 14:00 Hour. DIBYENDU DEY CHOUDHURY “WOMEN WRESTLING”, taken Kolkata, India
Winner of 15:00 Hour. Robert Krauss “Kings of the Road”, taken Los Angeles, USA
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Winner of 15:00 Hour. Robert Krauss “Kings of the Road”, taken Los Angeles, USA
Winner of 16:00 Hour. Rachel Prout  “Bikers”, taken Los Angeles, USA
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Winner of 16:00 Hour. Rachel Prout  “Bikers”, taken Los Angeles, USA
Winner of 17:00 Hour. Torsten Koester “untitled”, taken  Stuttgart, Germany
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Winner of 17:00 Hour. Torsten Koester “untitled”, taken  Stuttgart, Germany
Winner of 18:00 Hour. felipe cohen “ Rise Up”, taken Rio de Janiero, Brazil
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Winner of 18:00 Hour. felipe cohen “ Rise Up”, taken Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Winner of 19:00 Hour. Raju Ghosh “Foundry work”, taken Seeley, USA
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Winner of 19:00 Hour. Raju Ghosh “Foundry work”, taken Seeley, USA
Winner of 20:00 Hour. Dane Knight “Going Into The Animal's Lair”, taken Seeley, USA
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Winner of 20:00 Hour. Dane Knight “Going Into The Animal's Lair”, taken Seeley, USA
Winner of 21:00 Hour. Ross Magrath “Before The Big Night Out”, taken Liverpool, UK
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Winner of 21:00 Hour. Ross Magrath “Before The Big Night Out”, taken Liverpool, UK
Winner of 22:00 Hour. Renato Molás “Sobre”, taken Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Winner of 22:00 Hour. Renato Molás “Sobre”, taken Sao Paulo, Brazil
Winner of 23:00 Hour. Gyozo Lang “Night shift”, taken Budapest, Hungary
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Winner of 23:00 Hour. Gyozo Lang “Night shift”, taken Budapest, Hungary
Americas Regional Winner. Alec Herrera "Good Morning Auckland", taken Auckland, New Zealand
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Americas Regional Winner. Alec Herrera "Good Morning Auckland", taken Auckland, New Zealand
EMEA Winner. Ian Harper "Barcelona From Above", taken Barcelona, Spain
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EMEA Winner. Ian Harper "Barcelona From Above", taken Barcelona, Spain
APAC Winner. M Yousuf Tushar "Betel Nut", taken Coxbazar, Bangladesh
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APAC Winner. M Yousuf Tushar "Betel Nut", taken Coxbazar, Bangladesh
Runner Up for 00:00 Hour (Midnight). Ahmed Suhal “Collected sacrificial animals skins from different places of the city on the occasion of Eid al-Adha”, taken Sylhet, Bangladesh
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Runner Up for 00:00 Hour (Midnight). Ahmed Suhal “Collected sacrificial animals skins from different places of the city on the occasion of Eid al-Adha”, taken Sylhet, Bangladesh
Runner Up for 01:00 Hour. Pedro Luis García Müller “Papelon”, taken Ejido, Estado Mérida, Venezuela
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Runner Up for 01:00 Hour. Pedro Luis García Müller “Papelon”, taken Ejido, Estado Mérida, Venezuela
Runner Up for 02:00 Hour. Levente Safrany “Lines”, taken Tokyo, Japan
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Runner Up for 02:00 Hour. Levente Safrany “Lines”, taken Tokyo, Japan
Runner Up for 03:00 Hour. felipe cohen “Dustman”, taken Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Runner Up for 03:00 Hour. felipe cohen “Dustman”, taken Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Runner Up for 04:00 Hour. Jay Huang “Low Fog Aligned with Golden Gate Bridge”, taken San Francisco, USA
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Runner Up for 04:00 Hour. Jay Huang “Low Fog Aligned with Golden Gate Bridge”, taken San Francisco, USA
Runner Up for 05:00 Hour. Natesh Vallury “Priority”, taken Tours, France
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Runner Up for 05:00 Hour. Natesh Vallury “Priority”, taken Tours, France
Runner Up for 06:00 Hour.  Rachel Prout  “The Bird Market”, taken Xi'an, China
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Runner Up for 06:00 Hour.  Rachel Prout  “The Bird Market”, taken Xi'an, China
Runner Up for 07:00 Hour. Graeme Youngson “three generations, Horse Wynd Close”, taken Dundee, United Kingdom
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Runner Up for 07:00 Hour. Graeme Youngson “three generations, Horse Wynd Close”, taken Dundee, United Kingdom
Runner Up for 08:00 Hour. Rajendra Mohan Pandey “The Cook”, taken Kolkata, India
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Runner Up for 08:00 Hour. Rajendra Mohan Pandey “The Cook”, taken Kolkata, India
Runner Up for 09:00 Hour. Somraj Sahu  “Sky High”, taken Macau
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Runner Up for 09:00 Hour. Somraj Sahu  “Sky High”, taken Macau
Runner Up for 10:00 Hour. Darrell Godliman “Copenhagen contours”, taken Copenhagen, Denmark
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Runner Up for 10:00 Hour. Darrell Godliman “Copenhagen contours”, taken Copenhagen, Denmark
Runner Up for 11:00 Hour. Piu Tsui “Noodle Thread”, taken Hong Kong
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Runner Up for 11:00 Hour. Piu Tsui “Noodle Thread”, taken Hong Kong
Runner Up for 12:00 Hour (Midday). Piu Tsui “Umbrella Production”, taken Hong Kong
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Runner Up for 12:00 Hour (Midday). Piu Tsui “Umbrella Production”, taken Hong Kong
Runner Up for 13:00 Hour. Alex Yeung  “The Hat Seller”, taken London, UK
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Runner Up for 13:00 Hour. Alex Yeung  “The Hat Seller”, taken London, UK
Runner Up for 14:00 Hour.  Jose Pessoa Neto “I Like Them Round”, taken Vila Nova Gala, Portugal
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Runner Up for 14:00 Hour.  Jose Pessoa Neto “I Like Them Round”, taken Vila Nova Gala, Portugal
Runner Up for 15:00 Hour. Nity Jannatul  “Working Hour”, taken Manikganj, Bangladesh
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Runner Up for 15:00 Hour. Nity Jannatul  “Working Hour”, taken Manikganj, Bangladesh
Runner Up for 16:00 Hour.  Johann Almeida   “Relax Time”, taken Paris, France
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Runner Up for 16:00 Hour.  Johann Almeida   “Relax Time”, taken Paris, France
Runner Up for 17:00 Hour. Stan Pechner “ Low Fog Golden Gate Bridge”, taken San Francisco, USA
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Runner Up for 17:00 Hour. Stan Pechner “ Low Fog Golden Gate Bridge”, taken San Francisco, USA
Runner Up for 18:00 Hour. MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan “Stuttgart City Library”, taken Stuttgart, Germany
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Runner Up for 18:00 Hour. MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan “Stuttgart City Library”, taken Stuttgart, Germany
Runner Up for 19:00 Hour.  Ritesh Ghosh “Into the Light”, taken Kolkata, India
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Runner Up for 19:00 Hour.  Ritesh Ghosh “Into the Light”, taken Kolkata, India
Runner Up for 20:00 Hour. CHUNG TAK WAN “Street Barber”, taken Hong Kong
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Runner Up for 20:00 Hour. CHUNG TAK WAN “Street Barber”, taken Hong Kong
Runner Up for 21:00 Hour. Paul Wilkinson  “COMMUTERS”, taken London, UK
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Runner Up for 21:00 Hour. Paul Wilkinson  “COMMUTERS”, taken London, UK
Runner Up for 22:00 Hour. Rajesh Kumar Singh “Act of Faith”, taken Mathura, India
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Runner Up for 22:00 Hour. Rajesh Kumar Singh “Act of Faith”, taken Mathura, India
Runner Up for 23:00 Hour. André Matos  “Pearl”, taken Lisbon, Portugal
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Runner Up for 23:00 Hour. André Matos  “Pearl”, taken Lisbon, Portugal
1st Place in Youth category - aged 13 to 15. Ali Azfar "Waiting", taken Lucknow, India
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1st Place in Youth category - aged 13 to 15. Ali Azfar "Waiting", taken Lucknow, India
2nd Place in Youth category - aged 13 to 15. Nachiket Sharma "In School", taken New Delhi, India
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2nd Place in Youth category - aged 13 to 15. Nachiket Sharma "In School", taken New Delhi, India
3rd Place in Youth category - aged 13 to 15. Fardin Oyan "Let's Stay With The Light", taken Mymensingh, Bangladesh
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3rd Place in Youth category - aged 13 to 15. Fardin Oyan "Let's Stay With The Light", taken Mymensingh, Bangladesh
1st Place in the Youth category - aged 16 to 18. Aqil chowdhury Rafi "My Dream", taken Dhaka, Bagladesh
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1st Place in the Youth category - aged 16 to 18. Aqil chowdhury Rafi "My Dream", taken Dhaka, Bagladesh
2nd Place in the Youth category - aged 16 to 18. Soyeta Paul "He and his friend in City of Joy", taken Kolkata, India
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2nd Place in the Youth category - aged 16 to 18. Soyeta Paul "He and his friend in City of Joy", taken Kolkata, India
3rd Place in the Youth category - aged 16 to 18. Arhantika Rebello "Lungotevere", taken Rome, Italy
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3rd Place in the Youth category - aged 16 to 18. Arhantika Rebello "Lungotevere", taken Rome, Italy

The CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition has just revealed its 2018 winners. The focus of the competition is urban environments, with this year's theme asking photographers to examine cities from a perspective of connectivity. The resulting winners highlight some amazing snaps that often illustrate the growing disconnect between people and their lived environments.

The overall winner of the competition this year was an image from Richard Morgan titled "What are you looking at?". The photograph, taken in Poznan, Poland shows a group of people focused on a tourist attraction, all experiencing the scene through their smartphones except for one bemused old man.

The Overall Winner, taken in Poland when photographer Richard Morgan captured tourists looking at a tourist attraction
The Overall Winner, taken in Poland when photographer Richard Morgan captured tourists looking at a tourist attraction

The other main winner, taking out best photograph in the Mobile category was Mel Chennell's image, "Truly Connected?". Capturing a moment at a London train station, this image, much like Morgan's, highlights a group of people immersed in their devices.

One of the more unique features of this photography competition is its 24 hour category, which allows photographers to submit up to 24 individual images across 24 categories, each representing one hour of the day. While the photographs don't necessarily need to be explicitly taken during a specific hour, they are judged on how well they represent each given timeframe.

The winning image in the Mobile category, taken in London
The winning image in the Mobile category, taken in London

The winner of the midnight hour, for example, is a gorgeous snap of a bartender in Seoul, her face illumined by a smartphone, while she waits for customers. By contrast, the midday winner shows a man in Morocco quickly checking a phone message.

This was the 11th year of the competition, and it garnered over 80,000 entries spanning 180 different countries. "The body of work we reviewed was exemplary and a wonderful testament to the passion of the human spirit," says Paul Suchman, from CBRE.

Winner of 00 Hour (Midnight). Nicola Longobardi “Waiting”, taken Seoul, South Korea
Winner of 00 Hour (Midnight). Nicola Longobardi “Waiting”, taken Seoul, South Korea

Take a look through the gallery to see all the winning photographs from this fascinating and unique photographic competition.

Source: CBRE

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