John McAslan

Anne-Katrin Purkiss

Portraits of architects

Within the RIBA Collections there are many portraits not only of architects but artists, personalities and workers. Nearly 1300 portraits are available on RIBApix, largely as photographs or paintings, but sometimes as caricatures or cartoons.

Complimenting this collection we are very pleased to announce the addition of a number of photographic portraits of architects taken by the photographer Anne-Katrin Purkiss. Her collection of British portraits spans more than thirty years, featuring people who inspire through their work and their ideas. As a personal interest, she documents people in the context of their environment and their occupations. Her work with architects includes documenting the restoration of artists’ homes and studios such as the Watts Gallery near Guildford and the conservation of Sandycombe Lodge, J. M. W. Turner’s house in Twickenham. She has also worked with Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury in their bid to develop a national centre for Thomas Gainsborough in the artist’s birthplace.

Anne-Katrin Purkiss was born in Chemnitz, Germany, and graduated from Leipzig University with a degree in Journalism and Photography. She worked for an advertising agency before moving to England in 1984. After four years at the London bureau of Associated Press, she became a freelance photographer. Her commissions include regular work for museums and galleries and government agencies. She now works as an independent photographer, primarily in England, with a special interest in the arts and the environment.

To see more of Anne-Katrin Purkiss’ work on RIBApix click here.

 

108600 items
RIBA4450Enda Mariam Orthodox Cathedral, Arbate Asmara Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4451Degghi Selam, Arbate Asmara Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4452Mosque square, Asmara


RIBA4453Asmara Theatre, Harnet Avenue / Beleza Street: the auditorium

 
RIBA4454Regional Government Offices (formerly Commissariato dell' Hamasien), Eritrawit Ade, Asmara

 
RIBA4455Shops and apartments (formerly Palazzo Amoroso), Harnet Avenue / Mata Street, Asmara


RIBA4456Shops and apartments (formerly Sede del Gruppo Rionale Fascista), Segeneyti Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4457Catholic cathedral, Harnet Avenue / 176-17 Street, Asmara: the campanile

 
RIBA4458Workshop and service station (formerly Fiat Tagliero service station), Mereb Street / Sematat Avenue, Asmara


RIBA4459Grand Mosque, Selam Street / Ad Ebrihim, Asmara

 
RIBA4460Ministry of Health (formerly Colonial Police Headquarters), Denden Street / 172-5 Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4461Mai Jah Jah (formerly La Fontana), Marsa Teklay Street / 173-18 Street, Asmara


RIBA4462Grand Mosque, Selam Street / Ad Ebrihim, Asmara

 
RIBA4463Municipality, Harnet Avenue, Asmara

 
RIBA4464Bristol Pension, 175-4 Street, Asmara


RIBA4465Garage (formerly City Sanitation Office), Massawa Road, Asmara

 
RIBA4466Ministry of Water Resources, Maryam Gmbi Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4467University of Asmara training centre, Post Office Square, Asmara


RIBA4468Shops and apartments, Selam Street / Akeleguzay Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4469Shops and apartments (formerly Palazzo Mazzetti), Harnet Avenue / Denkel Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4470Building on Mai Bela, Asmara


RIBA4471Enda Mariam Orthodox Cathedral, Arbate Asmara Street, Asmara

 
RIBA4472Catholic Cathedral and Harnet Avenue, Asmara

 
RIBA4473Catholic cathedral and Harnet Avenue, Asmara, by night with fireworks