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USAFA Cadet Chapel / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill © Balthazar Korab Church of the Light / Tadao Ando © Naoya Fujii    Holy Redeemer Church / Menis Arquitectos Saint Martin Church / Jean Dorian  © Fabrice Fouillet

Architectural Photographer Balthazar Korab dies at 86

USAFA Cadet Chapel / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill © Balthazar Korab
USAFA Cadet Chapel / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill © Balthazar Korab

On January 15, 2013, illustrious architect and photographer Balthazar Korab (1926-2013) lost his prolonged battle with Parkinson’s disease. Although he managed to keep a low profile throughout most of his life, Korab was one of the most prolific and celebrated architectural photographers of midcentury modernism. 

Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography / John Comazzi

No one captured the midcentury modernism of the Mad Men era better than Balthazar Korab. As one of the period’s most prolific and celebrated architecture photographers, Korab captured images as graceful and elegant as his subjects. His iconic photographs for master architects immortalized their finest works, while leaving his own indelible impact on twentieth century visual culture. In this riveting illustrated biography, the first dedicated solely to his life and career, author John Comazzi traces Korab’s circuitous path to a career in photography. He paints a vivid picture of a young man forced to flee his native Hungary, who goes on to study architecture at the famed École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before emigrating to the United States and launching his career as Eero Saarinen’s on-staff photographer.

AD Classics: USAFA Cadet Chapel / Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill

  • Architects: Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
  • Location: El Paso, CO, USA
  • Architect: Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
  • References: Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill. Also,
  • Project Year: 1962
  • Photographs: Balthazar Korab, Stewarts Commercial Photography, Hedrich Blessing, SOM

© Balthazar Korab © Stewarts Commercial Photography © Balthazar Korab © Hedrich Blessing