Urban photographer of the year

  • 18 October 2012
  • From the section In Pictures
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Occupy by 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.

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

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

Here's a selection.

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

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