The winners of the Chartered Institute of Building’s architectural photography competition have been revealed.
1,500 entrants were whittled down to 15 photos which were then voted on by the public and a panel of judges. The winner of the two awards each received £1,500 ($1,900)
The public chose Azim Khan Ronnie’s shots showing group prayers taking place in the National Mosque of Bangladesh. 2,000 people voted in the contest and Azim’s shot was the clear winner securing 68 percent of the votes.
The judges also chose a photo taken in Bangladesh but this one showed people working at a brick factory in dangerous conditions.
“Bangladesh needs a lot of material to push forward its development,” says Belgian photographer Alain Schroeder.
“That is why you can see a lot of brick factories in the country — where men, women, and even children work in difficult and dangerous conditions.”
For more, head to the competition’s website.