Project Description

“URBAN LIFE” – Announcing the winners


We’re delighted to present the results of the Life Framer edition II’ second theme. It was an invitation to inspire the photography community with your urban explorations and the insights they can uncover: cityscapes, observational photography, accidental revelations, street encounters, suburban stories, city scenes… The photography competition was judged by Katherine Oktober Matthews.

Katherine  is an American artist working in Amsterdam as a photo editor for GUP magazine, one of the most established magazines in the field of contemporary photography. As part of the judging process Katherine picked the winners and commented her heart out on the rest of her selection so we can all have some insights into her thinking.  A lot of thoughtful words and valuable feedbacks!

“Choosing a shortlist of 20 images was incredibly challenging. Ultimately, we were looking for images that really captured our imaginations. They had to be technically impressive but more importantly they had to hold our attention. Make us look, and then make us look further. Make us think and feel. We’re bombarded with visual stimuli in our daily lives and most city scenes are familiar and pass us by. It takes something special to stop us in our tracks, and that’s exactly what we were looking for in the entries. We hope the shortlist does just this, and is a suitable testament to the diversity of Urban Life.” Ralph Wilson – Cofounder of the Life Framer Award.

You can discover the winning and shortlisted images below and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter. We can sometimes feel very lonesome together in the roaring streets of big cities but thank you all for your support and congratulation to all these talented photographers!