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Iwan Baan in Conversation with Jonathan Glancey

Iwan Baan in Conversation with Jonathan Glancey
Iwan Baan in Conversation with Jonathan Glancey, 'The State of the Art of Architecture' (part of a photo essay for the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Image © Iwan Baan
'The State of the Art of Architecture' (part of a photo essay for the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Image © Iwan Baan

Iwan Baan was twelve years old when he received his first camera and, "within a week, [he] had traded it in for a better one." He is one of the most well-known and highly sought after architectural photographers in the world, recognised for shooting cities from above and for always highlighting people (occupation) in his images. In a short interview with Jonathan Glancey Baan is the first to state that he "doesn't know much about architecture" — something which has not inhibited his ability to produce some of the most successful photographs of the built world, and how we design, construct and occupy it. Set amid the backdrop of the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, Glancey laments the fact that Baan was not "around to photograph the dramatic rise of [the city's] skyline."

Click here to watch the conversation between Jonathan Glancey and Iwan Baan for the BBC.

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Iwan Baan's Images of Selgas Cano's Serpentine Pavilion

With the opening ceremony of SelgasCano's Serpentine Gallery pavilion earlier today, the Serpentine Gallery has released a set of images by Iwan Baan, capturing the riotous color explosion delivered by the pavilion's ETFE wrapping. Always one of London's most popular architectural attractions over the summer, this year marks the pavilion's 15th anniversary, and will be on display until October 18th.

Cite: James Taylor. "Iwan Baan in Conversation with Jonathan Glancey" 02 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/776397/iwan-baan-in-conversation-with-jonathan-glancey/> ISSN 0719-8884