hotel oku­ra just added some gal­leries to my pho­tog­ra­phy web­site monoc­u­la  In may 2015 I had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to vis­it the Hotel Oku­ra locat­ed in cen­tral Tokyo and direct­ly across the road … more…


the photographers gallery new public opening

the pho­tog­ra­phers’ gallery will unveil its new home for inter­na­tion­al and british pho­tog­ra­phy in the heart of lon­don’s soho on sat­ur­day 19 may 2012. the gallery’s open­ing will mark the con­clu­sion of its ambi­tious £9.2 mil­lion cap­i­tal cam­paign, which has been gen­er­ous­ly sup­port­ed by arts coun­cil england’s lot­tery fund along­side a range of trusts, foun­da­tions, cor­po­rates and individuals.


designed by award-win­ning irish archi­tects o’donnell + tuomey, the trans­formed build­ing fea­tures a two storey exten­sion that dou­bles the size of the pre­vi­ous exhi­bi­tion space. pro­vid­ing a plat­form for an enhanced pro­gramme of exhi­bi­tions, the gen­er­ous­ly pro­por­tioned gal­leries will show­case estab­lished and emerg­ing pho­to­graph­ic tal­ent from the uk and around the world. a new envi­ron­men­tal­ly-con­trolled floor will cre­ate oppor­tu­ni­ties to show more work from archives and muse­um col­lec­tions and high­er ceil­ings in the top floor gal­leries will pro­vide dynam­ic spaces for large-scale and mov­ing image works.



riba gold medal

david chip­per­field is the 2011 recip­i­ent of the riba gold medal. as archi­tec­ture week has it, chip­per­field occu­pies a unique posi­tion as an inter­na­tion­al, even glob­al prac­ti­tion­er who is no … more…