Photo competition reveals the hidden beauty of the concrete jungle

Concrete in Life 2021 photo competition winner
(Image credit: Mario Pereda/Business Wire)

Concrete is not usually known as one of the most photogenic subjects in the world, but a the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) photo competition aims to show the building material in a new light. 

Over 13,500 entries from around the world were submitted to the competition by professional and amateur photographers world wide in this year's competition, Concrete in Life 2021.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.