OPEN Glasgow invited Glasgow photography students to capture the Future City. The photographs represent a mix of optimism for the future, the intersection of technology with the city and the people of Glasgow. The inspiring photographs  respond to the themes of: the Built City, City + People, Abstract, Transport, Energy, Public Safety or Health.

A big thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to the winners.

Winner: Istvan Jancso

The variety of themes allowed me a great opportunity to be creative in presenting Glasgow City from a different aspect through my lens. I believe that a photograph is good if there is a story behind it, but is excellent if it is unnecessary to explain this to the viewer. My concept is always to make photos that catch peoples’ eye and make them think for a moment. Glasgow is the city where I have been living for three years now and a day does not pass without me being inspired in some way: the breathtaking sunrises, the impressive variety of the buildings and the kindness of people.
I would like to say a massive thank you to my photography lecturers at Glasgow Kelvin College, Springburn Campus

Runners up:

Simona Ciocarlan

Simona Ciocarlan
The featured photo is from the Harris Tweed Ride Glasgow. My photos are part of my project – “Glasgow through my eyes” for the photography course at West of Scotland College. The project comprises a mix of different types of photography, from portrait to architectural, all illustrating this cosmopolitan city. My focus was set on street photography; I believe that, above all, Glasgow is defined by people.

Sarah McAlpine

Sarah McAlpine
Glasgow is a wide and wonderful city with many different wonders and sights, ranging from old, intricate buildings to modern, streamlined architecture. I like how the reflected light contrasts brilliantly with the dark shadows on the water.

Christopher Silver


 Shoot the Future Competition Brief