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Architectural Photography Masterclass
​British Library, Euston Road, London. Credit: John Donat / RIBA Collections available in RIBAPix

Architectural Photography Masterclass

Develop your creative practice and explore the connected history of photography and architecture.

Develop your own creative practice on our weekend masterclass. We’ll take inspiration from over a century of architectural photography held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), exploring their extensive archives with a behind-the-scenes curator session. We’ll then put theory into practice by focusing our cameras on the iconic buildings of both the RIBA and the British Library.

Photography and architecture share a connected history. From the earliest surviving camera photograph – Niépce’s view of buildings made in 1826/7 – photographers have been inspired and challenged by the built environment. And as architecture has evolved, so has architectural photography, moving from conventional representations to those that experiment with composition, focus, viewpoint and light.

Our course is designed to help you develop critical and creative skills for engaging with our built environment through photography. You’ll be encouraged to explore your own style and approach, and will gain the technical and theoretical knowledge to develop your photography practice.

Following the masterclass, participants have the opportunity to showcase their photography through online galleries on both the RIBA and British Library websites.

Please note that this event takes place at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD on Saturday and at the British Library, 96 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2DB on Sunday.

A collaboration between the British Library and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

With Valeria Carullo, Curator RIBA Photographs Collection, and Marianne Holm Hansen.