Thursday, January 16, 2014

Building with Light: the Legacy of Robert Elwall – An International Symposium on Architectural Photography

The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced an international symposium on architectural photographyto coincide with the retrospective of the British architectural photographer Edwin Smith (1912-1971), whose extensive body of work has helped redefine the notion of post WW II British Architecture.

Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, 1959 The Nave Vault by Edwin Smith (1912- )

The symposium will seek to honour the legacy of Robert Elwall (1953-2012), acclaimed historian of architectural photography and curator of the RIBA's Photographs Collection that now bears his name. The Robert Elwall Photographs Collection is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in the study of the influence of photography on architecture and the creative process.

The symposium will be held 13 -14 November 2014 in London.


Keep an eye out for more details and a call for paper, which will be posted on architecture.com in the spring.