German photographer Marius Vieth has clinched this year’s title for his image, Mask of Society
German photographer Marius Vieth has been named this year’s Urban Photographer of the Year by the competition’s organiser, property firm CBRE.
His image of a jewellery store window, Mask of Society, was selected from among 11,500 entries from 79 countries.
The judges also selected three regional winners – Johanna Siegmann was picked as the winner for the Americas for her image, Buffer Zone; Ly Hoang Long’s Net Mending won the Asia-Pacific category; and in the Europe, Middle East and Africa category, Carlos da Costa Branco secured the prize for Dancing in the Street.
The winner in the youth categories were Sarah Scarborough for A Distant Silhouette (13-15) and Szabolcs Simo (16-25) for Christmas Tram.
The theme of the competition was Cities at Work. Photographers were asked to capture the essence and reality of the working life of a city.
The winning images and some of the best entries can be seen above.