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Online exhbit of Y/OUR Denver Photography Competition runs through Feb. 28


The Denver Architecture Foundation and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center have announced the winners of the 2021 Y/OUR Denver Photography Competition.

The winners are:

• “Denver Museum of Nature and Science” by Alan Ford for Best in Show.

• “Balconize” by Joshua Palmeri for Best Exterior.

• “Swirl” by Nancy Bratton for Best Interior.

• “Turntable Studios” by Risa Friedman for Best Detail.

The 2021 Y/OUR Denver Photography Competition was the fourth annual for the contest. Taking place consecutively with the Denver Architecture Foundation’s Doors Open Denver event, the photography competition began on Sept. 23 and ended on Oct. 28.

The contest asks for photographers of all skill levels to “photograph their favorite areas of Denver, focusing on Denver’s vast and unique architecture,” states a news release.

This year, the contest garnered 216 entries, which were narrowed down to 30 finalist images, including the four winners.

The competition is “an opportunity for the public to share Denver architecture through their eyes, or the lenses of their cameras,” said Pauline Herrera, executive director of the Denver Architecture Foundation, in a news release. “The 30 images in the online exhibition provide a unique perspective of our beautiful city and the architecture we experience every day.”

The online exhibit is available through Feb. 28 on the Denver Architecture Foundation’s website,; and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center’s website,

Denver Architecture Foundation, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 2021 Y/OUR Denver Photography Competition


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