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Honorable Mention BIFA 2022 Architecture / Buildings


  • Photographer
    Katherine Young
  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architecture / Buildings

These images form part of a larger, ongoing series of post modern architecture in London. I find Brutalism fascinating especially in how it can strongly divide opinions. It puts an emphasis on materials, textures and construction as well as functionality and equality, producing highly expressive structures with massive, monolithic and ‘blocky’ appearance with a rigid geometric futuristic style. Brutalism was popular for rebuilding government buildings and providing social housing in post war Britain. The age of brutalism, however, was short-lived beginning to decline in the 1970s.

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.