The Sony World Photo Awards were recently announced and we were lucky enough to talk to David Airob, a Barcelona-based photographer who won the prestigious award for Architectural Photography for his project White Niemeyer.
Blurb: How did it feel to win the World Photo Award for Architectural photography, and what does this mean to you?
David Airob: It´s a great recognition for a very personal body of work. I´m very happy for various reasons. I´m not an architectural photographer, I´m actually a photojournalist and this award is therefore very special for me. This architectural assignment was the first after three years as a Chief Photo Editor for ‘La Vanguardia’ newspaper where I have worked since 1989. When I traveled to Aviles to take these pictures, it was a great reunion with my camera.
Blurb: Tell us about ‘White Niemeyer’, how did you come to create this work?
David Airob: “White Niemeyer” was a personal point of view, I chose specifically to show the white spaces clearly. I had read a lot of information about Oscar Niemeyer prior to starting the assignment and I tried to reflect what I had learned in this pictures.
Blurb: What is next for you? Do you have any exciting projects on the horizon?
David Airob: Of course. Next June I´ll begin filming of a documentary video. I´m also working on two photography projects that I hope to finish in one year, combining these stories with my job at the newspaper where I work. I believe it is very important to make personal projects.