Urban photographer of the year

  • 18 October 2012
  • From the section In Pictures
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Occupy by Fraser Perrie Image copyright Fraser Perrie

This year's CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year awards have been announced, and the British photographer Fraser Perrie is the overall winner for Shoeshine NYC, his picture of cobblers beneath New York's Rockefeller Centre.

This year's theme was "cities at work", and the competition attracted more than 8,000 entries from 115 countries, including South Korea, Sudan, Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh.

"The images we received during this year's competition were outstanding," says one of the judges, Michael Strong. "Fraser Perrie's winning image captures a compelling symmetry between the lives of strangers."

Graeme Edwards is runner-up for his picture, Escherlike In Melbourne.

Image copyright Graeme Edwards

Tim Martin wins third place for this picture taken in Hong Kong.

Image copyright Tim Martin

Other awards are given for pictures taken at different times of the day.

Here's a selection.

Image copyright Jean-Marc Gargantiel
Image caption Dark Corridor by Jean-Marc Gargantiel
Image copyright Julien Coquentin
Image caption Block CLXXII by Julien Coquentin
Image copyright Filipe Lucas Barroso
Image caption Portrait of a hero by Filipe Lucas Barroso
Image copyright Przemek Cebula
Image caption Broadway by Przemek Cebula
Image copyright Sandipan Majumdar
Image caption Towards the destination by Sandipan Majumdar
Image copyright Warren Prasek
Image caption Canary Wharf Snowman, London by Warren Prasek
Image copyright Kim Chong Keat
Image caption Traditional Charcoal Workers by Kim Chong Keat
Image copyright Grant Johnson
Image caption Industrial Devolution by Grant Johnson
Image copyright Roberto Ojeda
Image caption Urban Dusk by Roberto Ojeda

You can see more of the winner at www.cbrephotographer.com