Focus on Architecture

After tallying the votes from Facebook, we have determined the top three winners of the 2012 Focus on Architecture Photo Competition. Congratulations to Joan Tsen, Van Hsin-Hung Tsao and Joe David! Here are the winning photographs:

First place: Joan Tsen (African Burial Ground)


 

Second place: Van Hsin-Hung Tsao (TWA Flight Center)

 

 

Third place: Joe David (Park Avenue Armory)

 

Prizes for all winners have been provided by New York City Photo Safari.

 

In addition, the judges gave out four Judge’s Choice Awards. Congratulations to Roisin Collins, Van Hsin-Hung Tsao (photo above), Katie Killary and Michelle Songco. And here are the photos that received a Judge’s Choice Award:

 

Judges Choice Award: Roisin Collins (New York Marriott Marquis)

 

 

Judges Choice Award: Katie Killary (Wythe Hotel)

 

 

Judges Choice Award: Michelle Songco (Central Synagogue)

 

All Judges Choice Award Winners will receive an customized OHNY gift.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the competition and who voted for the winners. Together, all of the submissions create a dynamic portrait of the excitement and adventure that is the heart of OHNY Weekend.

Get your cameras ready and stay tuned for the next edition of the Focus on Architecture Photo Competition coming in October 2013!

 

 

 

This year’s Focus on Architecture competition was a great success! Thank you to all who participated.

Participants competed in four different categories: details, exteriors, interiors and people. Each participant was able to submit one photo in each category and three winners from each category were chosen. Three Judges Choice Awards were also awarded to photos that the judges (or a judge) found to be outstanding that did not win in its category.

After a grueling two and a half hours of discussion and argumentation, the judges were able to decide on the winners. Thanks to the fabulously unique personalities of each of our judges, we have a wonderful mix of winning submissions for this year.

The judges this year were:

Sean Corcoran Curator of Prints and Photographs, Museum of the City of New York
Sean Hemmerle Professional Architectural and Landscape Photographer
Elliott Kaufman Architectural Photographer and Professor at Queens College; Instructor at International Center of Photography
Margaret Morton Photographer, Glass House, Professor, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

A big congratulations to the winners from all of us at OHNY!

To see a full selection of all of the photos submitted for the contest visit, our 2011 Focus on Architecture flickr page.

Here is the full list of winners organized by category:

Details
Leonard Infranca
Edward Jay
Oscar Sam Boyko

Exteriors
Bohb Jaisingh
Jeremy Slusarz
Tais Melillo

Interiors
Christopher Cross
Yu-Wei Cheng
David Ricardo Davila

People
Katie Killary
Michael Schedler
Mike Riccio

Judges Choice Award
Den Adler
Mark Jordan
Emily Sharp

2005 Focus winner in Interiors: The Octogon, Stephanie Goralnick

Grab your camera and focus on your favorite sites during the OHNY Weekend!

Post digital images of your OHNY Weekend adventure on OHNY’s flickr page and submit your best to be judged by award-winning professional photographers in four competitive categories: interiors, exteriors, details, people.

Some sites have restrictions on interior photography, so please ask first.

Parents or legal guardians must fill out and sign a waiver form for entrants under the age of 18 in order to be eligible and mail to openhousenewyork, 115 West 27th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or fax to 212.620.5299.

Download the rules and waiver form here.

Submission Details:

  • Photographs should be uploaded to OHNY’s flickr group between Saturday, October 9th and, Friday, October 22nd. Please note you will need to join flickr, then join the group above to load photos.
  • Please limit your submissions to two photos per category.
  • Submit your image/s with titles in this format: SITENAME-CATEGORY-creditYOURNAME
  • Example: USCustomHouse-Interiors-creditReneeSchacht
  • Parents or legal guardians must fill out and sign a waiver form for entrants under the age of 18 in order to be eligible and mail to openhousenewyork, 115 West 27th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or fax to 212.620.5299. Download the waiver form here.
  • Adult entrants must copy the following onto the email and ‘sign’ by adding their full name below: “I have read the competition rules posted on www.ohny.org as of October 9, 2010 and accept and agree to abide by them and the decisions of openhousenewyork inc. which shall be final and binding in all respects.”

Your image/s will be removed if a waiver is not received by October 22nd.

The minimum dimensions of each image must be at a 180 pixels wide in JPEG format only.

OHNY is excited to announce the winners of the 2009 Focus on Architecture competition.  Congratulations to the winners, selected by our four judges:

Sean Hemmerle, Professional Architectural and Landscape Photographer
Elliott Kaufman, Architectural Photographer and Professor at Queens College; Instructor at International Center of Photography
Margaret Morton, Photographer, Glass House, and Professor, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Robert Shamis, Independent Curator and Consultant

Category: Details

Ellis Island, Michael George

Evergreene Architectural Arts, Mark Goldberg

Governor's Island, Tatyana Epstein

Category: Exteriors

7WTC, Steven Cohen

7WTC, Steven Cohen

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Katie Chao

Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, Victoria Monjo

Category: Interiors

Ellis Island Hospital, Piotr Kamela

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, Ralph Hockens

Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, Rocco Cetera

Category: People

Ellis Island, Michael George

Roosevelt Island, John Auld

7WTC, Piotr Kamela

Category: Judges Awards

Federal Hall National Memorial, Steven Cohen

Hall of Fame for Great Americans, Timothy Vogel

Pier 40, Ethan Lercher

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Ben Muessig

See all submissions on flickr, which will be used as part of an ever-expanding photographic reference of unique views of New York City’s most interesting places and spaces.

This week’s Focus on Architecture feature photo was taken by V. L. Swan at Grand Central Terminal and was selected as a winner in the Details category.

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal

“During the renovation architect’s (Beyer Blinder Belle) tour of Grand Central Terminal, I was captivated by the play of light from many of the original lighting fixtures, using the then “new” incandescent light bulbs, on the windows, polished floors and walls inside the terminal.  The ceiling of the Oyster Bar, outlined with rope lights created a soft amber glow when photographed at a very slow speed, without flash.  I took several pictures, not sure if I could keep steady enough.  I liked the graphic shapes created when I took this closeup, framed with one of a unique nautical style lighting fixtures.”