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Tales of the city: Finalists of the 2020 Urban Photo Awards

Tales of the city: Finalists o...
Spaces, Finalist. Novecento's reflections
Spaces, Finalist. Novecento's reflections
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Streets, Finalist. Urban Animal
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Streets, Finalist. Urban Animal
Streets, Finalist. Untitled
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Streets, Finalist. Untitled
Streets, Finalist. Shifting Solitude
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Streets, Finalist. Shifting Solitude
Streets, Finalist. The Biker
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Streets, Finalist. The Biker
Streets, Finalist. Thirst
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Streets, Finalist. Thirst
Streets, Finalist. Fun Bath
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Streets, Finalist. Fun Bath
Spaces, Finalist. Between
7/22
Spaces, Finalist. Between
Spaces, Finalist. STAY HOME
8/22
Spaces, Finalist. STAY HOME
Spaces, Finalist. The Gates of the Sun
9/22
Spaces, Finalist. The Gates of the Sun
Spaces, Finalist. Rybnik
10/22
Spaces, Finalist. Rybnik
Spaces, Finalist. The Colorful Doors
11/22
Spaces, Finalist. The Colorful Doors
Spaces, Finalist. Integral Spirit
12/22
Spaces, Finalist. Integral Spirit
Spaces, Finalist. Echo of Claps
13/22
Spaces, Finalist. Echo of Claps
Spaces, Finalist. Clouds
14/22
Spaces, Finalist. Clouds
Spaces, Finalist. Desert
15/22
Spaces, Finalist. Desert
Spaces, Finalist. Robot
16/22
Spaces, Finalist. Robot
Spaces, Finalist. Novecento's reflections
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Spaces, Finalist. Novecento's reflections
Spaces, Finalist. Never Ending
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Spaces, Finalist. Never Ending
Spaces, Finalist. Magic ring
19/22
Spaces, Finalist. Magic ring
Creative, Finalist. House on Madeira
20/22
Creative, Finalist. House on Madeira
Creative, Finalist. A strange and mysterious magical event
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Creative, Finalist. A strange and mysterious magical event
People, Finalist. Battesimo in Puglia
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People, Finalist. Battesimo in Puglia
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In its 11th year, the Urban International Photo Awards continues its dedicated focus on modern life, from the grand architectural spaces of big cities, to more rural small-town experiences. New Atlas features a hand-picked selection of incredible finalists from the 2020 competition.

The general theme of this novel photography competition is Urban Life, and entries are spread across four main categories: Streets, People, Spaces and Creative. Not limited to a traditional definition of “urban” spaces, this photo contest spans everything from odd, isolated human structures in nature to everyday people going about their lives.

Spaces, Finalist. Never Ending
Spaces, Finalist. Never Ending

“At the heart of the contest is the City, the urban environment and the humanity living there: the everyday life of big cities and small towns, the contrasts and the contradictions between the city and the countryside, the aesthetic views, the architectural geometries, fragments of color breaking up the grayness of the city,” the competition states in its rules.

A huge jury - encompassing photographers, historians, publishers, architects, academics and artists - has been assembled to dig through the impressive array of entries. The winners will be revealed in late September and share in more than €16,000 (US$18,800) in prizes.

Spaces, Finalist. Robot
Spaces, Finalist. Robot

Many of the finalist images illustrate incredible moments of synchronicity, such as a shadow of a figure drinking from a bottle next to a soda advertisement depicting the exact same action. Other highlights look at the marvelous symmetry in our urban environments, or weird compositions that suddenly appear when looking at something from a certain perspective.

Creative, Finalist. A strange and mysterious magical event
Creative, Finalist. A strange and mysterious magical event

Take a look through our gallery at some spectacular finalists from this year’s competition.

Source: Urban 2020

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