‘Niemeyer’s Brasilia’ night photos from the Brazilian capital, by photographer Andrew Prokos, are among this year’s winners at the international Photography awards competition. Palacio do Itamaraty at Night, Brasilia. Image © Andrew Prokos, with permission
Top image: National Museum of Brasilia at Dusk. Image © Andrew Prokos
‘Niemeyer’s Brasilia’ images are from the buildings of renown architecture Oscar Niemeyer, who shaped the Brazilian capital for 50 years.
Photographer Andrew Prokos, said:
“I became fascinated by Oscar Niemeyer’s buildings as works of art in themselves, and the fact that Niemeyer had unprecedented influence over the architecture of the capital during his long lifetime.”
Niemeyer, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 104, was Brazil’s best known architect and the designer of the United Nations buildings in New York.
Linda Dzhema, the award’s Director, said:
“The 2013 International Photography Awards is thrilled to honor Andrew Prokos’s photographic series ‘Niemeyer’s Brasilia’ in the Night Photography category. The work was acknowledged by a jury panel of the most recognized names in international photography, and selected to receive the award among over 10,000 participants this year. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement!”