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World Photo Day: Christian Richters by Francine Houben

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Christian Richters by Francine Houben, Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters
Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Francine Houben of Mecanoo writes on behalf of Christian Richters. 

Sheikh Zayed Bridge / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Christian Richters Cite du Design / LIN Architects. Image © Christian Richters Block 16 / René van Zuuk Architekten. Image © Christian Richters Roosendaal Pavillion / René van Zuuk Architekten. Image © Christian Richters +5

World Photo Day: Patrick Bingham-Hall by Richard Hassell

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Patrick Bingham-Hall by Richard Hassell, School of the Arts / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall
School of the Arts / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Richard Hassell of WOHA writes on behalf of Patrick Bingham-Hall. 

48 North Canal Road / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall Nest House / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall Intercontinental Sanya Resort / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall +5

World Photo Day 2014

00:00 - 19 August, 2014

The role that photography plays in disseminating and even shaping architecture has long been under scrutiny, perhaps now more than ever as the effort required for anybody to snap a photo and share it worldwide has decreased to almost nothing.

With that in mind, we hoped to find out what it takes to create photos that really do justice to the architecture they depict. We asked architects to write a few words about the photographers they trust most to document their projects, and the response we got revealed not only architects' incredible gratitude toward their favorite photographers, but in many cases deep friendships and even collaborative relationships which drive both architect and photographer to greater heights.

Some of the photographers featured may be familiar to readers, such as Iwan Baan, Thomas Mayer or Roland Halbe; others may not. But what's certain is that without all of these talented photographers, architecture as we know it today - and this website - just wouldn't be the same. 

See all the World Photo Day Honorees here.

World Photo Day: Iwan Baan by Steven Holl

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Iwan Baan by Steven Holl, Museum of Ocean and Surf / Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao. Image © Iwan Baan
Museum of Ocean and Surf / Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao. Image © Iwan Baan

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked 15 architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Steven Holl writes on behalf of Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +5

World Photo Day: Sergio Pirrone by WMR Arquitectos

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Sergio Pirrone by WMR Arquitectos, Till House / WMR Arquitectos. Image © Sergio Pirrone
Till House / WMR Arquitectos. Image © Sergio Pirrone

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, WMR Arquitectos writes on behalf of Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +5

World Photo Day: Javier Callejas by Alberto Campo Baeza

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Javier Callejas by Alberto Campo Baeza, The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory / Alberto Campo Baeza. Image © Javier Callejas
The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory / Alberto Campo Baeza. Image © Javier Callejas

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Alberto Campo Baeza writes on behalf of Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +5

World Photo Day: Fran Parente by Fernando Forte of FGMF

00:00 - 4 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Fran Parente by Fernando Forte of FGMF, Casa 4 x 30 / CR2 Arquitectos + FGMF Arquitectos. Image © Fran Parente
Casa 4 x 30 / CR2 Arquitectos + FGMF Arquitectos. Image © Fran Parente

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Fernando Forte of FGMF writes on behalf of Fran Parente

© Fran Parente HOT HOT Club / Estudio Guto Requena. Image © Fran Parente © Fran Parente Fidalga 727 / Sub Estudio. Image © Fran Parente +5

World Photo Day: Fernando Guerra by Marcio Kogan

00:00 - 3 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Fernando Guerra by Marcio Kogan, Casa P / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Casa P / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The architect and architectural photographer Fernanado Guerra the studio FG+SG with his brother Sérgio Guerra in Portugal co-founded 15 years ago. Nowadays they are responsible for most of the dissemination of Portuguese contemporary architecture.

Fernando's remarkable work is honored in our celebration of the World Photo Day through the words of renowed brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, from studiomk27.

Casa em Fontinha / Manuel Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Museu Mimesis / Alvaro Siza + Castanheira & Bastai + Jun Sung Kim. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Centro de Alto Rendimento de Remo do Pocinho / Álvaro Fernandes Andrade. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Parque Natural do Fogo / OTO. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +5

World Photo Day: Tim Hursley by Andrew Freear of Rural Studio

00:00 - 3 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Tim Hursley by Andrew Freear of Rural Studio, Rose Lee House / Auburn University Rural Studio. Image © Tim Hursley
Rose Lee House / Auburn University Rural Studio. Image © Tim Hursley

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked 15 architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Andrew Freear of Rural Studio writes on behalf of Tim Hursley.

A Moving Question: The Beauty of a Broken Silo. Image © Tim Hursley Mamilla Hotel / Safdie Architects. Image © Tim Hursley Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame / Trahan Architects. Image © Tim Hursley Newbern Town Hall / Auburn University Rural Studio. Image © Tim Hursley +5

World Photo Day: ESTO by Weiss/Manfredi

00:00 - 3 August, 2014
World Photo Day: ESTO by Weiss/Manfredi, Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology / Weiss/Manfredi. Image © Albert Večerka / Esto
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology / Weiss/Manfredi. Image © Albert Večerka / Esto

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Weiss/Manfredi writes on behalf of ESTO

Smith College Campus Center / Weiss/Manfredi. Image © Jeff Goldberg/Esto Novartis Campus / Weiss/Manfredi. Image © Albert Večerka / Esto Henderson-Hopkins School / Rogers Partners. Image © Albert Večerka / Esto Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center / Weiss/Manfredi. Image © Albert Večerka / Esto +5

World Photo Day: Roland Halbe by Thom Mayne

00:00 - 3 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Roland Halbe by Thom Mayne, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked 15 architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Thom Mayne writes on behalf of Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +5

World Photo Day: Scott Burrows by Shaun Lockyer

00:00 - 3 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Scott Burrows by Shaun Lockyer, River Room / Shaun Lockyer Architects. Image © Scott Burrows
River Room / Shaun Lockyer Architects. Image © Scott Burrows

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Shaun Lockyer writes on behalf of Scott Burrows

Park House / Shaun Lockyer Architects. Image © Scott Burrows 105 V House / Shaun Lockyer Architects. Image © Scott Burrows Bambara Street / Shaun Lockyer Architects. Image © Scott Burrows Boarding House / Shaun Lockyer Architects. Image © Scott Burrows +5

World Photo Day: Miguel de Guzmán by Carlos Arroyo

00:00 - 3 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Miguel de Guzmán by Carlos Arroyo, OostCampus / Carlos Arroyo. Image © Miguel de Guzmán
OostCampus / Carlos Arroyo. Image © Miguel de Guzmán

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Carlos Arroyo writes on behalf of Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +5

World Photo Day: Taisuke Ogawa by Chiaki Arai

00:00 - 2 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Taisuke Ogawa by Chiaki Arai, Ofunato Civic Center and Library / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design. Image © Taisuke Ogawa
Ofunato Civic Center and Library / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design. Image © Taisuke Ogawa

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Chiaki Arai writes on behalf of Taisuke Ogawa. 

© Taisuke Ogawa © Taisuke Ogawa © Taisuke Ogawa World Photo Day: Taisuke Ogawa by Chiaki Arai +5

World Photo Day: José Hevia by Iñaki Ábalos

00:00 - 2 August, 2014
World Photo Day: José Hevia by Iñaki Ábalos, "INTERIOR" Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014. Image © José Hevia
"INTERIOR" Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014. Image © José Hevia

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Iñaki Ábalos writes on behalf of José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +5

World Photo Day: Pedro Pegenaute by Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

00:00 - 2 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Pedro Pegenaute by Neri & Hu Design and Research Office, The Waterhouse at South Bund / Neri & Hu. Image © Pedro Pegenaute
The Waterhouse at South Bund / Neri & Hu. Image © Pedro Pegenaute

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Neri & Hu writes on behalf of Pedro Pegenaute.

Rethinking the Split House / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office. Image © Pedro Pegenaute Cluny House / Neri & Hu Design and Reserch Office. Image © Pedro Pegenaute The Commune Social / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Image © Pedro Pegenaute Le Meridien Zhengzhou / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Image © Pedro Pegenaute +5

World Photo Day: Hertha Hurnaus by Ulla Hell

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Hertha Hurnaus by Ulla Hell, Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus
Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Ulla Hell of Plasma Studio writes on behalf of Hertha Hurnaus.

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus +5

World Photo Day: Nelson Kon by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Nelson Kon by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados, Residência FS / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados. Image © Nelson Kon
Residência FS / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados. Image © Nelson Kon

Nelson Kon works with photography since 1985 and his passion can be appreciated through his images of contemporary buildings, heritage ensembles and urban scenes.

In celebration of World Photo Day (August 19th), we invited some architects to comment on the work of some of the best architectural photographers of our time. After the break, Vinicius Andrade speaks on the behalf of his studio, Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados, about brazilian photographer Nelson Kon.