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"We relate to Architecture in many levels, in many degrees. My work is about making time to fully absorb these different layers that inform our perception of the built space. From textures, to details, to frame views, abstract or narrative, all combines to a deeper and personal interpretation of space." - Paul Clemence

Join LA.IDEA|DC & ARCHI-PHOTO for a presentation by Paul Clemence, award winning Brazilian architectural photographer, featuring a selection of images from the photographer's portfolio including buildings by: Lina Bo Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, Ruy Ohtake, Peter Zumthor, Herzog & de Meuron, Bjarke Ingels Group, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano, SANAA, Enrique Norten and many others, plus a selection from the video series "12 Impressions" (featuring top Swiss museums), the project "Art of the Museum" (photo exhibit organized by the Swiss Consulate New York ) and the ongoing series "Cuiabá@300", a spin off the "Projeto Memória Matogrosso" focusing on the Brazilian city of Cuiabá.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and the evening will culminate with a networking reception.

Presented by: Paul Clemence
Paul Clemence is an award-winning photographer and artist exploring the cross sections of design, art and architecture. He exhibits in the international fine arts circuit, from classic B & W prints to cutting edge large-scale photographic urban installation, participating in events such as Fuori Salone in Milan, Art Basel/ Design Miami and the Venice Architecture Biennale. A published author, his volume Mies van der Rohe's FARNSWORTH HOUSE remains to this day the most complete photo documentation of that iconic modern residential design, and a selection of these photos is part of the Mies van der Rohe Archives housed by MoMa, New York. He is widely published in arts, architecture and lifestyle magazines like Metropolis, ArchDaily, Architizer, Casa Vogue Brasil and others. Archi-Photo, aka Architecture Photography, his Facebook photo blog quickly became a photography and architecture community, with over 973,000 followers worldwide. An architect by training, Clemence is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Organized by: LA.IDEA DC

Sponsored by: Archi-Photo


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explore and teach design professionals a new way to look at buildings through photography;
  • Describe how to make better use of photography as a tool to express and document design concepts;
  • Explain how to capture the expressive side of Architecture in film and photography;
  • Explore how to create a better understanding of the art of Architectural photography.