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What ar­chi­tec­tural pho­tog­ra­pher do you ad­mire most?

ALEX FRAD­KIN Pho­tog­ra­pher, “Winy Maas’s Ex­cel­lent Chi­nese Ad­ven­ture” (page 066) A for­mer pro­fes­sor of mine, Henry Plum­mer, in­tro­duced me to the “po­et­ics of light” when I was an ar­chi­tec­ture stu­dent. I learned from him that pho­tog­ra­phy is not just a process of doc­u­men­ta­tion, but a means to evoke emo­tion, a dif­fer­ent way of ob­serv­ing and see­ing. From that mo­ment on, I was trans­fixed by the ex­tra­or­di­nary sym­bi­otic re­la­tion­ship of light, form, ar­chi­tec­ture and pho­tog­ra­phy.

What was the most mem­o­rable part of your as­sign­ment for this is­sue?

IKER GIL Writer, “Rock Solid” (page 060) It is great to see how build­ings like Mex­ico’s Foro Boca be­come an­chors to larger ur­ban and civic ini­tia­tives. Be­ing able to ex­pe­ri­ence it dur­ing its open­ing events, with those who worked hard for years to make it a re­al­ity, was some­thing I won’t soon for­get. The city of Boca del Rio is mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant ef­fort to re­de­fine its pub­lic spa­ces and cul­tural as­sets: You could sense the ex­cite­ment and pride in that mo­ment.

The ex­hi­bi­tion An Eames Cel­e­bra­tion opened at the Vi­tra De­sign Mu­seum this past Septem­ber.

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