Building with Light: The Legacy of Robert Elwall

An international symposium on architectural photography

Date

November 13 2014 • 9.30am
to
November 14 2014 • 6.00pm

Contact

Public Programmes (020) 7307 3699

venue

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London

Tickets

Adults: £35 (early bird)
Concessions: £20 (early bird)
Members: £25 (early bird)
Book tickets
Sherborne School (formerly King Edward's School), Sherborne, Dorset, 1960. © Edwin Smith / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Tickets

Adults: £35 (early bird)
Concessions: £20 (early bird)
Members: £25 (early bird)
Book tickets

Image: Sherborne School Dorset, 1960. © Edwin Smith / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

The RIBA announces an international symposium on architectural photography in conjunction with the first major retrospective of the British architectural photographer Edwin Smith (1912-1971), whose prolific work helped redefine the notion of post-WWII Britishness.

The symposium will honour the legacy of Robert Elwall (1953-2012), an acclaimed British historian of architectural photography and curator, since 1976, of the RIBA's Photographs Collection that now bears his name. With some million and a half architectural images, the Robert Elwall Photographs Collection is one of the most extensive resources for the study of the influence of photography on architecture and the creative process.

A call for papers

 

The RIBA invites papers from photographers, researchers, academics, curators and students in conjunction with the first major retrospective of the work of the British architectural photographer Edwin Smith (1912-1971) – Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith. Interested participants are invited to submit a 300-word abstract, brief biography and a presentation title by no later than 31 July 2014 . Download Building with Light - call for papers  below for more details.

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Part of the season of events inspired by the exhibition Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith.

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