Hungarian Winner in the Youth Category of CBRE Urban Photographer Competition
Urban Photographer of the Year Title Awarded To Marius Vieth of Germany
German photographer Marius Vieth has been named the winner of the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition for 2014. Mr. Vieth’s image, ‘Masks of Society’ was selected from among 11,500 entries from 79 countries, confirming the competition’s place as the largest of its kind. Szabolcs Simó from Hungary won youth prize for ‘Christmas Tram’ in the category of 16-25 year olds.
The theme of the competition is ‘Cities at Work’ and photographers around the world are asked to capture the essence and reality of the working life of a city, with all of its beauty and day-to-day routine. The wide pool of entries captured urban scenes as diverse as the bustling roads of Mumbai to the quiet calm of street vendors shutting down their shops for the night.
“Cities are the life blood of CBRE’s business,” said Paul Suchman, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We are pleased to recognize and celebrate the work of so many photographers – both amateur and professional – to capture the essence of global cities through the visual image. We congratulate Marius Vieth and thank our participants from around the world. The quality of the images we received this year was truly outstanding.”
Mr. Vieth, this year’s winner, said, “Being named the 2014 CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year is a fantastic achievement. Street photography has been a passion of mine for many years and I knew my ‘Mask of Society’ image was the perfect shot for the competition’s ‘Cities at Work’ brief. I’m constantly looking for new and interesting angles of urban life and its constantly changing landscape never fails to challenge me.”
“There were inspiring and artistic photos across all categories, and it is especially great to see Hungarian talents being recognised in our global competition” – commented Lóránt Kibédi Varga, Managing Director at CBRE Hungary.
In 2013 András Harsányi from Hungary won the 22:00 hour category. For more information and photos please visit www.cbrephotographer.com.