Friday 28 July, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm, Tin Sheds Gallery

From photojournalism (document) to cinematography (light-sound-movement-tableaux)

From document to fiction

Représentation of Architecture

In the 1980’s, when I first began working, architectural photography was linked to magazines. The idea was to renew the historical culture of Architecture. For that photography was to take the public on architectural promenades, as developed by Le Corbusier. Was it photography? What was at stake here was the independence of the photographer.

Architecture is the creation of places that people inhabit, rather than the design of signature objects. This is particularly true for housing. The challenge for the architectural photographer then, is to show the occupancy of space.

The main question, therefore, is architectural photography an art?

Bio – Philippe Ruault  

Born in 1949, Philippe started work as a photographer in 1985.  

Professional work

Richard Rogers and Jean Nouvel (1988 to 2010); OMA, Rem Koolhaas (Porto, Seattle, Beijing-Shenzen, Dallas, Rotterdam), Sejima-Fuksas and Lacaton & Vassal (1993 – current)  

Published work

Shokokusha Publisher, (Japan), Adolf Loos, Rudolph Schindler, Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe.

Recent published work  

Adolf Loos, ed. Ralf Bock (Skira: Milan, 2007).  

Hans Scharoun: Gestalt finden, ed. Ralf Bock (Park Books, Zürich, 2022).  

Jean Nouvel: 1981-2022’ ed. Philip Jodidio (Taschen Books, New York, 2022).  

Exhibition work

Tokyo, New York, Paris.