American photographer Elliott Erwitt once said, “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” That's probably why we were left speechless by the finalists for the recent Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards.
Each year, Arcaid celebrates the art of the still image by having a panel of accomplished practitioners and curators pick the very best photo out of submissions sent in from shutterbugs around the world.
Check out this year's honorees below. And if you're feeling inspired, follow this link to enter a pic in the next competition.
This year's winning entry was submitted by Matt Emmett, a British photographer who specializes in shooting abandoned or forgotten places. His subject for the Arcaid award was a covered reservoir in London that he captured as a dizzying labyrinth of gaping apertures and sloping gangways.
Among the runners-up was Nick Almasy, a photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. His shot of China's Shanghai Tower presents the mega-skyscraper as a modern Tower of Babel stretching far into the heavens.
The muddled subjects in the forefront of German photographer T.A. Hoffman's entry captures the bustle of Mumbai, India.