Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age


September 25 2014 • 10.00am
January 11 2015 • 6.00pm


020 7638 8891


Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS, London




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Constructing Worlds brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us. 

From the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial structures in the Congo, to the glamorous suburban homes of post-war California, and the modern towers of Venezuela, we invite you on a global journey through 20th and 21st century architecture. Featuring over 250 works, this exhibition highlights the power of photography to reveal hidden truths in our society. 

Includes Berenice Abbott, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Lucien Hervé , Andreas Gursky, Stephen Shore and Julius Shulman,and the work of iconic architects such as Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames, and Frank Lloyd Wright, amongst others.

We’ve teamed up with the Barbican to celebrate the opening of Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the exhibition.

To enter, email the name of your favourite building to For further details about the exhibition visit the Barbican website

Supported by
The Graham Foundation

Please note that the opening times for this exhibition are 10am to 6pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10am to 9pm Thursday to Saturday.