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.

 

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RIBA137657Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the side elevation

 
RIBA137658Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the west entrance door

 
RIBA137659Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk, seen from the south-east


RIBA137660Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the nave

 
RIBA137661Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the nave looking towards the north aisle

 
RIBA137662Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: looking towards the north aisle from the chancel


RIBA137663Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the nave arches

 
RIBA137664Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of the roof and clerestory

 
RIBA137665Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of roof supports and statues


RIBA137666Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of nave pillars

 
RIBA137667Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the nave looking south-east

 
RIBA137668Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the nave looking east towards the altar


RIBA137669Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the nave looking towards the altar

 
RIBA137670Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of stained glass

 
RIBA137671Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of stained glass


RIBA137672Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of stained glass

 
RIBA137673Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of stained glass

 
RIBA137674Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of stained glass


RIBA137675Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of stained glass

 
RIBA137676Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of stained glass

 
RIBA137677Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of stained glass


RIBA137678Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of stained glass

 
RIBA137679Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the entrance door

 
RIBA137680Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: detail of arches