National Building Museum

Online Program: The Changing Focus of Architectural Photography

Thursday, March 17, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Trace the evolution of architectural photography to understand how this art form reflects the architectural and photographic aesthetics and technologies of its time. Panelists offer perspectives on three distinct periods in architectural photography—from Mid-20th Century Modernism when architects discovered the potential of photography to inform and shape widespread perception of their work, to the Late 20th Century as architects and photographers more broadly embrace context and human interaction, to the 21st Century, the advent of the digital era, and its impact on form in architecture and photographic technology. 

Our panel of experts includes Emily Bills, Ph.D. (moderator) assistant adjunct professor in the Urban Studies program at The New School in New York; photographers Sahar Coston-Hardy and Alan Karchmer; and artist Erica Stoller, daughter of photographer Ezra Stoller. They discuss how successive generations of photographers reflect the characteristics of their respective periods in their work. 

This program complements the exhibition Alan Karchmer: The Architects' Photographer, on view at the Museum through June 5, 2022.

This program qualifies for 1.5 LU/HSW (AIA) / 1.5 PDH (LACES/ASLA)

This program will be presented live via Zoom. Once you complete your ticket purchase, you'll receive a confirmation email containing the link to attend the webinar.

Changing Focus Promo 

Image: L to R: © Ezra Stoller, Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright; © Alan Karchmer, Château la Coste, Tadao Ando; © Sahar Coston-Hardy, BLM Plaza. All images used by permission of owner.

$10 Museum Member / $5 Student / $15 Non-member 

Media Access
For complimentary media access, contact Karen Baratz, Baratz Communications

closed captioning is available for this program

Karchmer Credits 










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