Winners of the Photography Competition – 1st Edition. Vernacular Architecture

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 Congratulations to the winners

We are excited to announce the results of the Vernacular Architecture Photography Competition! After receiving numerous entries from talented photographers around the globe, we have finally chosen the top three winners.


1st Prize: ZAKIE MAKAREM with an outstanding series of photographs titled Windmills of Nashtifan.

2nd Prize:  ZAKIE MAKAREM with their outstanding photograph titled titled Sohrabi’s knitting workshop (shaarbafi).

3rd Prize: MIGUEL GIL PULIDO with their impressive photograph titled Cais Palafitico Carrasqueira.


Windmills of Nashtifan. 1st Prize



  Sohrabi’s knitting workshop (shaarbafi). 2nd Prize


Cais Palafitico Carrasqueira. 3rd Prize


We thank all the participants who submitted their work to the competition, and we believe that the competition has inspired people worldwide to explore the beauty of vernacular architecture. We congratulate the winners and hope to see more amazing work from them in the future!

We would also like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the fantastic jury for participating in this edition of the Vernacular Architecture Photography Contest. Their expertise and insight have been invaluable in selecting the top three winners. We appreciate their dedication and commitment to the contest, and we are grateful for their time and effort in reviewing all the submissions. Without their valuable contribution, the competition would not have been possible. Thank you, jury, for your exceptional work, and we hope to have the privilege of working with you again in the future.


  • Piers Taylor –Architect, Founder Invisible Studio (United Kingdom)
  • Alejandro Gómez Vives – Photographer (Spain)
  • Maíra Acayaba – Photographer (Brazil)
  • Aida Zare – Lecturer at Shiraz University of Arts. Professor Vernacular Architecture (Iran)
  • Timothy Soar – Photographer (United Kingdom)
  • Ana Paula Fuentes – Photographer (Mexico)
  • Iason Athanasiadis – Photographer (Greece)

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