The Architectural Photographer of 2018, an annual award given to a person or persons who, for exceptional and original work in the field of architecture, has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the profession, has a significant impact on the public, and has contributed to the preservation of architecture.
The awards are named for the late John W. Atherton, who was a renowned and internationally recognized architect.
Architectural Photography of the Year is presented annually by the Architectural Press Association.
In 2018, the award was presented to Daniel P. Mather, a professional photographer who has worked for more than 40 years in the photographic field.
Mather, who lives in Washington state, was nominated for the award, which was founded in 1924 and recognizes “individuals who are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the profession and who, in their own way, contribute to the development of the profession by exhibiting their skills and knowledge in a manner that is both respectful and creative.”
The winner will be announced on Jan. 23, 2019, and will be presented at the 2017 APA Annual Meeting in New York.
Mavoris won in the category of “Original, Contemporaneous Photography,” which includes images that were not taken for commercial purposes.
The APA said in a statement, “It is truly an honor to be recognized with this prestigious award.”
The APAs Photographer of a Lifetime Award is presented in honor of a person who has made a significant contribution to the history of photography.
In order to be eligible for the 2018 APA Photographer of, a person must be an “artist, photographer, or curator,” and “be of unimpeachable integrity.”
The American Photographic Society also said in its statement, in which it also recognized Mavorises work:”The photographer who captures the essence of our landscape and our lives, who creates a sense of wonder and wonderment for our eyes and ears, who is committed to exploring the depths of the human spirit through photography, will be the most enduring symbol of our heritage.”