Last December, ArchDaily revealed the winners of the Architect’s Eye Photography Competition. Now, in celebration of the 2012 London Festival of Architecture, the winners of the the competition will be exhibited at the Roca London Gallery beginning June 23rd in Chelsea, London as part of a Launch Event, Exhibition and Discussion Panel. International Art Consultants (IAC) hosts the competition in recognition of architects’ passion for photography. Last year’s 19 finalists and winners will be on view to the public at the gallery until July 8th.
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The exhibition is split into two categories: ”Architecture and Place” and “Architecture and People”. Each will focus on aspects of architecture that makes a space a part of an experience and the way in which architecture and people interface with one another and alter the experience of the space. The winner of the Architecture & Place category is Simon Kennedy with an image of the Heygate Estate. Winner of Architecture & People was Neil Duskeiko with a photograph of the Unité d’ Habitation. A Round Table Session will launch the exhibition, which will take place on Wednesday, June 27th at 6:30 pm.
The discussion will address a variety of issues in regards to the photographers and the architecture:
- Dialogues between the architect and the photographer: what to communicate to achieve the desired image?
- Why the interest in photographing buildings? How do architects feel about a photographer choosing how to show your work, and then making their own art out of it?
- Architectural photography as a publicity tool: What media expects and requires from a photograph when featuring a project?
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The discussion will look at how photography can work within the world of architecture and how these different photographic perspectives can inspire new projects. Moderator, Editor-in-Chief of Building Design, Amanda Baillieu will be joined by architectural photographers; Grant Smith and Luke Hayes as well as Architects Simon Allford, Director, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Jack Pringle, Partner, Pringle Brandon Architects. The Architect’s Eye competition was launched in 2007 by IAC, Europe’s leading corporate art advisors, who developed the idea from observing architects’ enthusiasm when photographing buildings. Since the competition was launched, leading figures from the architecture and photography communities have formed part of the prestigious judging panel.