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Chris Rogers Shortlisted For RICS Photographic Competition

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has announced the winning entries of their inaugural photographic competition, and Ashford Photographic Society member Chris Rogers photograph "Eleven Million Bricks" was one of those shortlisted by the judges for the RICS exhibition showcasing the top ten entries from across the UK.

The top ten entries will form part of an infrastructure exhibition at RICS Parliament Square headquarters in London w/c 16 March 2015 and will be showcased at the RICS Infrastructure Conference in April.

"The aim of this competition was to bring infrastructure to life for the British public and it has certainly done that. We were overwhelmed with the number and quality of entries, which came from all across the UK. Infrastructure is vital to the global competitiveness of any nation and forms a key component of continuous economic growth and prosperity. The shortlisted images, and in particular the winning photograph, innovatively demonstrate the relationship we have with infrastructure while creating an impressive and high quality shot." Louise Brooke Smith, RICS President

Eleven MIllion Bricks

Eleven Million Bricks by Chris Roger

"Eleven Million Bricks" caught the eye of judge Alasdair Reisner who said: "Perhaps the most visually striking image in the competition, this picture would not look out of place in the works of MC Escher. Great use of black and white, and positioning of the shot help to highlight the titanic scale of this piece of infrastructure."

Many congratulations Chris.

RICS:  http://www.rics.org/uk/footer/rics-infrastructure-photographer-of-the-year/
BBC News:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-30912901

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