Constructing Worlds- Barbican

Added on by sanam gharagozlou.

This exhibition has for its main focus architecture and spans from a photograph of the Rockefeller centre under construction to photos of Americans during the Depression, present day Afghanistan, empty towers in Dubai or parking lots seen from above.

Most of these 18 photographers are known but I would divide the exhibition's theme in three:  photographers who work with architects, either in a collaborative way like Lucien Herve with Le Corbusier or Julius Schulman's California homes.

Architecture is not always an element that is visibly at the forefront in some of the series. We see how some people react to their surroundings. In Simon Norfolk's photos of Bagdad the surroundings are deserted, the remnants of the war.