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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RIBA137681Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk

 
RIBA137682Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk

 
RIBA137683Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk


RIBA137684Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk, seen from the south east

 
RIBA137685Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk, the tower and south entrance porch

 
RIBA137686Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: looking towards the south porch


RIBA137687Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the south porch

 
RIBA137688Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the south porch

 
RIBA137689Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk, seen from the south


RIBA137690Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the tower and west entrance door

 
RIBA137691Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the Clopton Chantry Chapel on the north side

 
RIBA137692Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk, seen from the south east


RIBA137693Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk, seen from the south east

 
RIBA137694Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk: the lady chapel

 
RIBA137695Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk


RIBA137696Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk

 
RIBA137697Holy Trinity Long Melford, Suffolk

 
RIBA137698St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk, seen from the main road


RIBA137699St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the east end

 
RIBA137700St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the east window

 
RIBA137701St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the east window


RIBA137702St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the tower and south porch

 
RIBA137703St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the south elevation

 
RIBA137704St Mary, Mildenhall, Suffolk: the south entrance porch