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The innate potency and captivating charm of architecture have perpetually enthralled those who observe it. The 2022 Budapest International Foto Awards exhibited an impressive array of entries in the domain of architectural photography, presenting not only a depiction of architecture in its essence, but also a viewpoint crafted by the adept lenses of photographers. Presented below is a compilation of the most exceptional photographs within this category.

Libraries - Inspiration In Past and Present

Libraries - Inspiration In Past and Present - Mario Basner

Libraries are amongst the world’s most important buildings as they preserve mankind’s cumulative knowledge and heritage for future generations. They are gateways to respective culture, shape new perspectives central to an innovative society and provide a connection to the world at large. Many libraries are architectural masterpieces of breathtaking beauty. But no matter how opulent or simple the design, these magnificent rooms are invaluable repositories of historically and culturally significant collections, many of which are not available anywhere else in the world.

Spirit of Old Times - Peter Cech

Prague is most magical only with the right fog during morning, most amazing time is fog with the sun, it help show Prague like one hundred years ago, without modern things in our lives. From last 3 years i received around 30 prizes from world photo competiion included prize nominee, honorable mention, silver and many bronz medal. On photography is my target to catched the nature and architecture of the Prague like one hundred years ago without changes by people. I was artist in my past life, now i am just continuing...

Spirit of Old Times
Conveying Space

Conveying Space - Daniel Holfeld

In an intimate and powerful contemplation Holfeld’s images provide access to a new look at the built legacy of University College Dublin; deconstructing the elemental components of architecture, transforming the rebar, concrete and stucco of its buildings to change the way we think about the structures themselves. Commissioned by the University (Ireland's largest and first since Ireland gained independence from the UK), Conveying Space chronicles the last fifty years of iconic architecture found on campus. The series not only marks the universities progress but also Ireland's.

At&T Switching Center - Glenn Goldman

Originally Indiana Bell (now AT&T) Switching Center in Columbus, Indiana. Paul Kennon of Caudill Rowlett Scott, architect.

Glenn Goldman is an architect, planner, and educator as well as a photographer. He was the Founding Director of the School of Art + Design with responsibility for programs in Digital Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, NJ. Now Director Emeritus, he is a Professor of Architecture and Design in the Hillier College at NJIT. He has received awards for teaching, research, and creative works. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, past president of ACADIA, and Pioneer Member of ACM/SIGGRAPH.

At&T Switching Center
High-Tech “Chips” In The City

High-Tech “Chips” In The City - Yifan Wu

The city is like a high-tech macro chip, and the chip is like a micro city. I tried to show the roof structure of the office building in the core financial district of Shanghai by using the drone to look down from a 90-degree aerial view. The structural pattern is separated from the context of the urban landscape and placed on a simple background, which enables the viewer to focus on the details of pure architecture and show its similarity to the high-tech chip image taken at macro, so as to explore the close connection between urbanization and integration.

Cartuja Footbridge - Peter Zarkob

The Cartuja Footbridge is a bridge that crosses the Guadalquivir River in Seville (Spain), built for the 1992 Universal Exhibition.

As a publicist, I specialised in the creation of logos and corporate identity manuals, creating simple and geometric designs. Now focused on minimalist photography, my work seeks to provoke a strong visual impact that attracts and captures the viewer's attention, transporting them to unique scenarios, making them an accomplice of my thoughts and feelings and enveloping them in an atmosphere that travels from the figurative to the abstract.

Cartuja Footbridge

Concretometry - Alex Politis

The Verzasca dam, Switzerland, is 220 metres high by 380 metres in length. It was built between 1960 and 1965. The reservoir feeds a three-turbine hydroelectric power station, which generates 220 GWh of energy a year. The site became famous as it was used to film the opening jump scene in the James Bond movie “GoldenEye” (1995). From afar it looks like every other mega structure. But from closer and different angles, someone can witness very interesting shapes and patterns.

White Memorial - Marwa Elchazly

The Italian war memorial at El Alamein-Egypt, was built to be a war cemetery, museum, and memorial to the Italian soldiers who fought at the two Battles of El Alamein in World War II. From this reverent place, I took this shot expressing my feeling of great respect for death and memory

White Memorial
Kingdom of Knowledge and Wisdom

Kingdom of Knowledge and Wisdom - Judith Kuhn

Already photographed by everyone, now also by me... This place has been on my list for a long time and for me as an architect it actually belongs to the "compulsory program". Now I was busy in Stuttgart anyway and took the opportunity to stop by the city library on Mailänder Platz.

The Network - Katherine Young

Interesting, colourful facades

Katherine Young is an avid fine art amateur photographer. Her interest in photography started at an early age however it has only been in the last four years that Katherine took her hobby more seriously. Katherine’s real passion is black-and-white photography as she feels that monochromatic images have a surreal and timeless quality which leaves a striking impact on the viewer. Without the distraction of colour, the photograph looks cleaner and reveals the very soul of the subject.

The Network

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What Is Forgotten

Embark on a realm where visual narratives surpass verbal expressions, and boundless creativity reigns supreme. The esteemed Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) has once more bestowed its prestigious accolades upon the most imaginative and captivating photographers within the advertising domain. Join us as we delve into the realm of advertising photography, unveiling the remarkable vision and artistic brilliance exhibited by the exceptional recipients of the BIFA 2022 Advertising category. Prepare yourself for an exhilarating voyage that will ignite inspiration, curiosity, and a profound admiration for the infinite potential captured through the camera lens.

Portrait of Fruit

Portrait of Fruit - Masumi Shiohara

I am a fruit farmer. I make photographic works of the fruits I grow. I believe that growing crops is the same as raising your own children. In my case, it is fruit. In the shadow of the fruit that is being harvested, there are many thinned branches, flowers, and young fruit. In these works, the fruits that have reached adulthood are represented as if they were human figures.

Masumi Shiohara was born in 1974 in Nagano, Japan. While growing fruit on his farm he became interested in capturing them into works of photographic art, a skill which he picked up by himself. The inspiration to capture these photographically originally came when he was requested to supply fruit on a branch to a botanical artist - since then he has continued producing photographic art works of fruit on a branch.


Drying Bodhi Leaves - Ngoc Vân (Helena) Nguyen

The bodhi leaves are dried in the sun then they are attached to create works of art by skilled artisans.

My name is Nguyen Ngoc Van, please call me by Helena Van name I grew up in Hanoi the capital of Vietnam, I love capture everything on the way I travel, I appreciate the people I met, the place I go, the hour I keep, and the spontaneity in every shoot. I believe that life is not a race, it is a journey that we can enjoy every step to explore. 

Drying Bodhi Leaves
Wine Flavor Identities

Wine Flavor Identities - Wesley Dombrecht

The job for this series of images was to graphically represent the flavor notes of a particular wine grape used to make a specific wine, and so, making it easier and more visually to imagine the specific wine's flavor identity. The flavor notes used range from fruit to savory (olives, tapenade, bacon) and even things like smoke, tobacco, talc, herbs, flowers, etc... The wine's used here are from M.Chapoutier, Domaine Tournon.

Palm Springs Shu Shu Life - Amyn Nasser

Contemporary Attractive Lifestyle Party Style Swing. Shot in Palm Springs California at the Stanbridge Estate. Fashion Editorial House of Shu Shu. Model Ashley Graves. Stylist Jennifer O'Bannon Makeup Whitney Gregory Hair Lucy Gedjeyan


Palm Springs Shu Shu Life
Lofoten Rorbuer #1

Lofoten Rorbuer #1 - Hsiaohsin Chen

In Lofoten, in addition to having the reputation of the most beautiful fjord in the world, the Rorbuer is also one of the local famous characteristics. In addition to self-driving to exploring and shooting beautiful scenery, I use Rorbuer as the theme very often. Whether it is with snow scene, night scene, or close-up, whether in autumn or snowy winter. The subject of Rorbuers could take satisfactory photography work in each photo trip always.

Women With The Head of Flowers - Mariia Kozhukhar

Inspired with the femininity and the power of female sexuality that represent the symbolism of flowers. The delusive enchantment of a strong and at the same time tender women. So ephemeral and so real. Bulgakov’s Margarita, Dali’s women, Gogol's pannochka. Surrealism and mysticism.

Women With The Head of Flowers
The Moth

The Moth - Sawamaru Pokiru

There are those who crouch quietly to protect themselves. There are those who struggle desperately to grow and mature. For two years we have been like larva in a cocoon. Now wings flap. We can spread our fully-grown wings with all our might, strong and beautiful. Beauty is vitality.



Raspberries (Food-Id) - Mxprivé

"The taste is in the foreground and the product is the star". This is the credo of most (top) chefs and at the same time reflects the opinion of many foodies and restaurant critics. FOOD-iD is my attempt to deal with this motto from the point of view and with the means of a photographer. Taste is not visible, so I focus on the colours and textures that give each product its own identity. The setup is designed to support or accompany colours and textures in a converging or contrasting way.

Raspberries (Food-Id)
Queen Dress

Queen Dress - Gurudas Bate

Queen Dress. This photo was taken at Harne, Dapoli beach at Maharahstra. Fishermen generally kept fish to make it dry it is most popular in India to eat dry fish. Visitors frequently visit this popular beach. One of the visitors took a selfie, it seems like a gown. Hence that woman was feeling like a queen. It's the best feeling to love yourself!



Zebra Crossing - Judith Balari

Picture taken for a food calendar. I tried to do something creative and funny at the same time putting the fish on a kind of zebra crossing made with sea weeds, broccoli and tomatoes for a touch of colour. Camera used was a Nikon D850 with a 24-70 2.8 mm Nikon lens.

Zebra Crossing

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maldives beach

In the realm of photography, recognition extends beyond the winners alone. It is crucial to honor the awe-inspiring Honorable Mentions that have graced the prestigious bIFA 2022. These exceptional photographs have enthralled the judges with their beauty, creativity, and storytelling prowess. Join us as we pay tribute to the magnificent Honorable Mentions at bIFA 2022, highlighting the remarkable talents that have left an indelible impression on the world of photography.


Dimension - Tong Fu

There could be a conceptual link between the universe and life. Trying to build some really abstract relationships in Tong Fu's design. He chooses to utilise art to improve this relationship rather than science since he believes it will be more diverse, unique, and unrestricted.


Summer With The Eagle Hunters In Western Mongolia - Anja Bruehling

The Kazakh people have fostered their nomadic lifestyle for generations deep in the Altai Mountains, where Russia, China, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia converge. Many Kazakhs left Kazakhstan during the communist era for Mongolia in order to maintain their nomadic lifestyle and avoid being forced to work on collective farms. They relocated to the Bayan-Olgii Province and maintained their customs there. There are said to be 250 eagle hunters left in the region today. Family get-togethers, sheep shearing, horse racing, and wrestling are all common summertime activities.


Summer With The Eagle Hunters In Western Mongolia
What Is Forgotten

What Is Forgotten - Kichul Shin

Every Korean has been impacted by the Korean War, either directly or indirectly. Grandmother of the photographer was born and reared in North Korea's current capital, Pyongyang. She witnessed the communists dragging her father away from my family firsthand. It was her final encounter with him. Grandmother just once mentioned that tale. The photographer was astonished to learn that the Korean War is known as the Forgotten War years later. He was guided by these inquiries along the west-to-east frontier. My responses there evolved into a photography trip that was inspired by the individuals and objects left behind in the wake of the forgotten.

The Cost of Freedom - Sefa Eyol

After the Russian onslaught on Andriivka, Ukraine, Sergey, 62. He arrived home to see it entirely wrecked. Sergey constructed his home using money he had earned over the years while working as a liquidator in Chernobyl. 3 years ago, Sergey's wife passed away from cancer. He waits for assistance from the Ukrainian government while residing in his car with a few possessions he brought with him. - ''The thing that bothers me the most is that I lost all my memories from my wife,'' says Sergey. ''I came to recover some of her stuff and our photographs, but everything was destroyed.

The Cost of Freedom
Dream Circus

Dream Circus - Juan Pablo Vivanco Viniegra

Submission of the dream circus. The textures and aesthetics of our dreams are explored in this surrealist work. In this vibrant set of pictures, a little child imagines going to the circus with his mother and seeing all the performances. These images are pictures of the creative people that reside and work in this wonderful location. After the photographer's elder brother went away, he began to dream about him. On his birthday, they go to the circus every year, and they have a great time. This picture collection shows the things he has witnessed year after year.

Ode to Freedom - Alexandra Martinez

Many different species may be found in the Camargue. Nearly everyone is familiar with the Camargue's iconic flamingos, black bulls, and white horses. Although they are not entirely wild horses, they live a lifestyle that is extremely akin to the animal kingdom. The Camargue horses are a tribute to freedom in the photographer's eyes. She is highly impressed by his strength and joie de vivre.


Ode to Freedom
Back to The 70S

Back to The 70S - Stephane Navailles

Clean lines and soft curves, with a neutral color palette in design, as well as the minimalist approach to modernism in architecture. The 70's are always in the corner of our minds when it comes to interior architecture and design. These landmark years have succeeded, because it's as if we were questioning them with each new idea or project in order to make the best of what they brought us. With this picture let's remember those "crazy" years.

Beautiful Dream - Mei Hua Cheng

Mei Hua Cheng, the photographer, used to fantasise that she would grow up to be a large girl. She does, however, fantasise of going back to being a young girl after she has grown up. She longs for the days when she was stress-free.


Beautiful Dream
Jumping In Ice Cream

Jumping In Ice Cream - Devin DePamphilis

Many people find immense comfort in everyday items that evoke happy memories from their past, particularly from their youth. To connect with your inner kid, you had to look past the obvious food in this picture. This image shows a minimalistic use of ice cream, digital macro photography, and small figurines. The objective is to demonstrate how these well-known items can be entertaining, exhilarating, and thought-provoking. With the intention of making you smile, the photographer's macro photography depicts commonplace stuff in a playful and captivating way.


Sunset Colorful Clouds Sea - Minglun Tsai

The movement of the colorful clouds in the sunset flows softly, layer by layer. In Zhuqi Township, Chiayi County. Single exposure, no stacking. F9,128S,ISO 50

Sunset Colorful Clouds Sea

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BIFA was created not only for those professional photographers who make their primary income from capturing magical shots, but also to provide students and amateurs with a platform to showcase their immense talents and get feedback from industry professionals. In this compilation, you can find ten of the most breathtaking student photographers at the Budapest International Foto Awards 2022.


skyscraper by the sea

Mirage - Katherine Young

"My first visit to the futuristic city of Dubai allowed me to appreciate its incredible skyscraper dominated skyline. In this image, I used subtle colour processing and mirrored my photograph to create a sense of heat induced confusion."

Katherine Young is an avid fine art amateur photographer.Although Katherine has always been interested in photography, she has only begun to take her pastime seriously in the past four years. Black-and-white photography is Katherine's true love since she believes that these photos have a dreamlike and timeless character that has a profound effect on the spectator. Without color to detract from the subject, the image is more aesthetically pleasing and shows the subject's true character.


Children of Landfills of Delhi, India - Payal Kakkar

Photograph of children working as migrant waste-pickers who showed photographer Payal Kakkar their way up the burning landfill. Children of untitled migrants lose their childhood to the landfill because they spend it chasing shattered glass bottles down the rubbish mountain and learning to pick out plastics with a high resale value at a young age. Due to a severe heat wave that caused temperatures to rise to 118 degrees Fahrenheit, the Bhalaswa landfill in Delhi has been intermittently burning for three months. The image emphasizes the need for immediate climate action as well as the negative association that waste pickers have with landfills.


two Indian children standing in front of the burning landfield
rowers from above in black and white

Teamwork - Peter Zarkob

The photographer, Peter Zarkob, routinely goes across a bridge from which this picture was taken. The dramatic contrast of the image, the movement, and the geometry of the rowers' scenario constantly drew his eye. Additionally, this sporting activity enables him to record special moments that exemplify the principles of sport: effort, resilience, and tenacity.

As a publicist, Zarkob specialized in developing corporate branding guides and logos using straightforward geometric shapes. His work, which is currently centered on minimalist photography, aims to elicit a strong visual impact that draws the viewer in, holds their interest, transports them to unusual settings, makes them an accomplice of my thoughts and feelings, and envelops them in a setting that shifts from the figurative to the abstract.


Hireth - Judith Bach

Hireth, a Cornish term, refers to a longing for something that has passed away or a desire to return to a place and a time that are no longer present. Many of the photographs in Judith Bach's late parents' collection were taken in the areas surrounding the sleepy coastal village of Marazion. It is where her father was born, and in 1945, when her mother was nineteen, he returned there for the first time. Now that they no longer live there, Bach goes back on her own to the same desolate locations they previously called home.


seaside town
jellyfish in a fish's company

Yellyfish With Bodyguard - Ferenc Lorincz

Ferenc Lorincz is an architectural engineer, amateur photographer, he shoots with NIKON DSLR cameras. His profession and his vocation is basically architectural photography, i.e. the two-dimensional photography of three-dimensional spaces. Lorincz's favourite subjects within Architectural Photography are interiors, night and long exposure photography. In addition to all of these he also enjoys photographing animals and people and landscapes.


Blue-Eyed Princess - Lucia Drietomská

Lucia Drietomská, the photographer, and her friends finally got together during Easter after the covid. They came across a lone white tree in the center of the city while leaving one photo shoot. She put on the brake and sped up to the tree because they hadn't had any snow that year and she wanted to photograph her friend's border collie dressed in white. It was impossible to resist the snapshot of the merle collie girl with blue eyes and white flowers, and so this enchanted image was produced. Sony Alpha A1 + Sony FE 135mm f/1,8 GM (F/1.8, 1/800s, ISO-320) was used to take the picture.


dog in between flowers
a girl between loads of masks

A Thousand Masks - Rudy Oei

Rudy Oei was born in Indonesia's Riau province in Tarempa. He has dedicated the last few years of his life to photography out of enthusiasm. Oei appreciates a variety of photographic styles, but his favorite is black and white photography. In the field of light recording, he has won numerous honors, including: - AGORA (black and white 2021 Hero) - 35 awards (100 best photos) - TIFA (gold winner) (gold winner) - 2020 Monochrome Photography Awards - (Asia & Leica Master Shot) (1st prize in professional landscapes category) The 2021 Malta International Photo Award (top 5).


Raspberries (Food-Id) - Mxprivé

"The taste is in the foreground and the product is the star". This is a common (top) chef tenet that also sums up the views of many foodies and restaurant reviewers. Mxprivé's attempt to address this credo from the standpoint and with the tools of a photographer is FOOD-iD. He concentrates on the colors and textures that give each product its unique identity because taste cannot be seen. Converging or contrasting colors and textures are supported or accompanied by the set-up.


raspberries in a black bowl
black and white photo of a kid's shadow

White Versus Black - Marc Apers

The emphasis is on shapes and structures, light and dark, sun and shade, and everything is in black and white. Deep interpersonal connections and a constant, intense gaze at the changing surroundings are the sources of Marc Apers' images. He chooses the setting, how he experiences it, and the emotion that will appear in the final photograph. Apers inevitably alter the environment's and emotions' complexity to varying degrees, for example by creating a solid geometric structure and upholding thoughtful symmetry.


Veins - Nico Valsangiacomo

Nico Valsangiacomo discovered a little, somewhat obscured river with a vivid crimson hue while trekking in the Swiss Alps. He went to look right away, and sure enough, the river was red. However, the river's bottom, which was coated with red algae, provided the color, not the perfectly translucent water, which gave the sight its striking and unsettling qualities. After taking a few shots with the camera, he considered how the scene would look from above. He then got my drone out of my backpack and started taking pictures with it.

red colored river from above

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fog on the lake early in the monrning

In this compilation, we wish to capture the delightful spirit of summer through the stunning images of the 2021 BIFA winners. The chosen images evoke feelings of enthusiasm and vibrancy, which is why they make us think of the summertime. Hopefully, they'll give you the same impression!

The Presence of An Absence

The Presence of An Absence - Francesco Pace-Rizzi

The ephemeral geometries of the shadows, sometimes complex, sometimes simple, have always had a very special allure and attraction; the protagonists of the scene are the shadows, able to liberate the imagination, creating surreal and impalpable images, made of "darkness" of absence with a suggestive effect of visual ambiguity: the subject is outside the frame but yet it is inside the scene!

Water Dance - Chin-Fa Tzeng

The dancers dove into the water while dancing elegantly while donning stunning dance attire. Through the unique cut-out glass windows on the pool wall, the photographer is able to capture the joy of the dance. Use AFC focus and high-speed continuous photography to catch the lovely figure and the lovely tale of the dance in the water at the meeting point of light and darkness in a moment.

women underwater
boys playing basketball on the beach

Street In The Ocean - Vladimir Karamazov

Small fishing community in the Philippines where young people play basketball after fishing on the lone roadway.

Bristol - Rosetta Bonatti

Colorful houses in Bristol, UK


colorful houses in bristol
fishermen on the sea at night

Leg-Rowing Fisherman_Ii - Win Tun Naing

A freshwater lake called Inle Lake (Burmese) is located in Myanmar's Shan State's Nyaungshwe Township in Taunggyi District (Burma). The iconic image of Myanmar's Inle Lake is a leg-rowing fisherman. Leg-rowing is essentially an Intha traditional method of fishing. The leg-rowing technique is still used by traditional fishermen, who stand at the stern and grab the boat's hull with one foot while wrapping the other leg around an oar. The fisherman will use conical-shaped nets that they submerge in the lake to catch a limited number of carp.

Covid Summer - Mirko La Martina

The photographer intended for summer 2020 (in Sardinia) to be the first summer when Covid 19, the virus that has brought the world to its knees, had to be dealt with. Because there was a chance that the second wave may occur, it had to be the summer of caution and distance. Sadly, such was not the case. Despite the staggering number of fatalities and the graphic pictures broadcast on television, the initial caution was gradually replaced by a longing for freedom, which eventually led to complete disregard for the law. Today, the infection appears to be spreading.

empty beach
woman harvesting fruits

Drying Dried Persimmons - Yu Ling Ho

The persimmon harvest season occurs every fall. Women in rural areas are hard at work gathering and turning leftovers into dry cakes. The photographs demonstrate the women's attitude of perseverance through trials and hard effort.

Ride The Wind and The Waves - Li,Po-Yi

The term "SUP" has gained a lot of popularity recently. The photographer was photographed during a vacation to Lanyu, Taiwan, where he just fell in love with, under the direction of experienced trainers, regardless of who can ride the SUP stand-up sailboat on the sea in a sophisticated and graceful style.

SUPs on the sea
maldives beach

Maldives In Color. - Evgenii Domanov

Typically, MALDIVES are photographed in bright, rich hues. The photographer had the good fortune to witness and capture these islands in subdued, pastel hues.
In 1977, Evgeny Domanov was born in Russia. When he was 7 years old, he first took up a camera, and he hasn't put it down since. He works in a variety of genres and shoots international photo projects. In 2020, he photographed numerous successful picture projects in nations including Japan, Russia, the Maldives, and Cuba, which helped him win international photo prizes. He photographs seascapes, minimalism, and architecture.

Surfing The White Water @ Huntington Beach - Daniel Åström

31 October 2016. Unknown surfer near the municipal pier in Huntington Beach, California, USA (unable to get his name)
former professional sports photographer with distinctions abroad. (Previously Daniel Malmberg.) The 2018 Fifa World Cup is among them, a contributor to Getty Sports. Publication on a global scale. By publications like Sports Illustrated, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and The Sun, as well as television networks like ESPN, BBC, ABC, NBC, and Fox Sports, among many others.

black&white photo of a surfer

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woman at the venice carnival
wedding photograpy with a happy couply in the rain