Tuesday, October 12, 2010


In honor of Julius Shulman's 100th birthday on 10/10/10, I attended the "Image.Architecture.Now" Symposium hosted by the Julius Shulman Institute (School of Architecture, Woodbury University) over the weekend.  Two panels of architects and photographers discussed their work and musings on photography and architecture.  The photographers on the panel - Livia Corona, Sze Tsung Leong, and Iwan Baan - are exceptional.  Instead of static, boring photographs of buildings, the photographers focus on the implications architecture has on society both the beautiful and the ugly. Here is a taste of their talent:

From "Two Million Homes for Mexico," Livia Corona

From "Two Million Homes for Mexico," Livia Corona
 "When driving through these neighborhoods, one sees endless rows of 100 to 200 square foot homes where constructions have reduced what is actual community building to the mere construction of housing. This type of urbanization prototype, now prevalent in Mexico, marks a profound change in the shaping of our experience as citizens of a broader world. In my photographs I am particularly interested in the effects of these neighborhoods as cultural backdrop, and their role in forming the perspective of the younger generations who live in these neighborhoods through key formative years. ” - Livia Corona
Daochuan Long, Nan Shi, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 2004 C-Print © Sze Tsung Leong,
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery
China Central Television Headquarters by Ole Scheeren and Rem Koolhaas, Iwan Baan

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