SAP Releases Rare Images of Architecture ‘Selfies’

  • 01 Apr 2014
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Mies van der Rohe & Philip Johnson in front of a model of the Seagram Building in 1955. Image Courtesy of Society of Architecture Photography (SAP)

In response to the recent popularity of “selfies” in social media, The Society of Architecture Photography (SAP) has racked their archives to release a few rare images of what the society is calling “architecture selfies” – images taken by architects in front of their works. SAP’s Director, Chantelle Archambault, told us: “We weren’t sure if we would find any at all, but we were pleasantly surprised to find seven – even one of Le Corbusier at Chandigarh in 1961. I suppose it’s only natural – architects consider travel an integral part of their creative process, and a pilgrimage to a built work is one of the most rewarding experiences an architect can claim.”

See all the newly released “architecture selfies” – including photographs of Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, and more – after the break…

Courtesy of Society of Architecture Photography (SAP)

IM Pei at the Louvre in 1981

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Lina Bo Bardi at MASP in 1968

Courtesy of Society of Architecture Photography (SAP)

Louis Kahn at the Salk Institute in 1965

Courtesy of Society of Architecture Photography (SAP)

Le Corbusier at Place Assembly in 1961

Courtesy of Society of Architecture Photography (SAP)

Rem Koolhaas at Casa da Música in 2005

Courtesy of Society of Architecture Photography (SAP)

Zaha Hadid at the Heydar Aliyev Center in 2013

Cite: Quirk, Vanessa. "SAP Releases Rare Images of Architecture ‘Selfies’" 01 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=491891>

14 comments

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    I’m calling April Fool.

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      For sure… the worst Photoshop collages ever!

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    I like this. Very creative! Well done. It certainly had me fooled for a few minutes.

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