Call for Photographs: The Un-noticed Urban

Call for Photographs: The Un-noticed Urban

“The mark of a great city isn’t how it treats its special places – everybody does that right – but how it treats its ordinary ones.” Aaron M. Renn

In the simplest terms ‘urban spatial structure’ can be described as constituting the arrangement of various urban facilities like markets, streets, public and private establishments, transport system etc. However easy it may sound, urban space or fabric is indeed complex, versatile, and rich in its design, function and sustenance. The urban fabric is intricately knit with the thread of elements like built infrastructure, unbuilt shatters, landscape, public places, private establishments designed to provide suitable urban experience. The patterns in the fabric so formed are the manifestation of socio-economic and cultural context, in which the city thrives. Hence, a city is a camouflage of the modern and historical, public and private, formal and informal, built and unbuilt, all coexisting and interacting, creating moments of joy, laughter and celebration. Yet, some of these elements/threads are left unacknowledged in urban discourses. It is important to recognize, acknowledge and capture such places/activities/experiences which constitute the urban setup and whose existence is vital to its experience.
This photography competition aims to recognize and capture such unnoticed elements in the city. We call for you to submit photographs of those unnoticed facets of the urban area that capture its true nature and convey its authentic essence.

How to participate -
All interested candidates must register @ and pay the entry fee (INR 250)
Winners must submit the original photographs clicked by them (600 dpi resolution) at

Submission deadline- 15 February 2021

First, second and Third prize
Winners will be published in our upcoming March 2021 issue of the magazine “The Urban Rhetoric”, entitled “Spatial Chronicles”
Winners will be published on our website and all social media handles of TUR.
Winner will receive a copy of TUR_Issue1 and Issue 2
Winners will receive an E-certificate of excellence recognized by IRDS and TUR.

All candidates will receive an E- certificate of participation recognized by IRDS and TUR, and free access to TUR_Issue3_Spatial Chronicles

For further details please visit

  • Title

    Call for Photographs: The Un-noticed Urban
  • Type

    Call for Submissions
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    February 15, 2021 08:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline

    February 15, 2021 08:00 AM
  • Price

    INR 250

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Cite: "Call for Photographs: The Un-noticed Urban" 05 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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