GuruShots: Winning photos from the Art of Architecture competition

GuruShots - Art of Architecture
(Image credit: Grazyna Fuchs - Poland)

Billed as the world's greatest photo game, GuruShots is an online platform that provides a fun, structured way to showcase your images while gaining global exposure for your work. 

By competing in epic challenges against millions of photographers, you can get instant feedback from over three billion monthly votes and increase your ranking from Newbie to achieve the ultimate status (and bragging rights) of Guru. 

GuruShots' challenges are voted on by the platform's Gurus and the wider community, and there’s a fresh challenge every day. Winners can receive prizes from GuruShots' sponsors such as Adorama, Kodak, Lowepro and Lensbaby. 

Architecture is a fantastic subject for photography. With the Art of Architecture Challenge, we wanted to see how you captured the tones and textures of buildings, representing them as works of art and long-lasting cultural symbols.

The winning images didn't disappoint, and we enjoyed seeing everything from abstract patterns to black and white masterpieces. We recommend scrolling through the images to see how all the top photographers interpreted the brief.

The 20 highest ranked images will be published in Photography Week Magazine, and we're pleased to showcase these images below, along with the rest of the top featured photographs in the gallery that follows.

Top Photographer (Image credit: Stéphane The Furious Rabbit - France)

Top Photo (Image credit: Suicide Squad Llama - Spain)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: Humprey Cogay - Philippines)

#4 (Image credit: Kuba Tatulinski - Poland)

#5 (Image credit: Andrew Cruickshank - United Kingdom)

#6 (Image credit: RLI Photography - United States)

#7 (Image credit: Grazyna Fuchs - Poland)

#8 (Image credit: Markus Paananen - Sweden)

#9 (Image credit: Joaquim Capitao - Belgium)

#10 (Image credit: Žaneta Bringel - Portugal)

#11 (Image credit: Jason Unger - United States)

#12 (Image credit: Barbara Schaer - Estonia)

#13 (Image credit: Fernando Muller - Brazil)

#14 (Image credit: Nicolene Dreyer - Australia)

#15 (Image credit: Julia Peregoudova - Canada)

#16 (Image credit: John Pressly - United States)

#17 (Image credit: Ilan Horn - Israel)

#18 (Image credit: Anna Ferdinanda - Netherlands)

#19 (Image credit: Jess van Putten - South Africa)

#20 (Image credit: Pran Kuver - United States)

#21 (Image credit: Petra McKenzie - United States)

#22 (Image credit: Lyn Strong - New Zealand)

#23  (Image credit: RonaldvanTol - Netherlands)

Here are the remaining images from the top entries in GuruShots' the Art of Architecture contest – click on the arrows to scroll through the full gallery.

To find out more, and to sign up and take part in the next challenge, visit

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