Margherita Spiluttini worked not only in Austria but also abroad, for example in Switzerland during many years of collaboration with the architecture practice of Herzog & de Meuron. Numerous independent photography projects including the series “Nach der Natur” about built interventions in the alpine landscape, complete her comprehensive range of work.
Margherita’s photo archive of is one of the most important collections of photographs of architecture in Austria from 1980 to 2005.
“Architecture is always something made by human beings and therefore says something important about them.” (Margherita Spiluttini)
Commissioned by important architects and theorists, over the past 35 years Margherita has documented more than 4,000 buildings. The focus of her work was on documenting contemporary architecture. In addition she examined the themes of urban design and anonymous architecture as well as looking at historic buildings and art in public space, and documenting exhibitions.
Lynn Davis (b. 1944) received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1970 and apprenticed with Berenice Abbott in the summer of 1974.
She has had over 80 solo shows since 1980 and has work in many collections including at: the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Guggenheim Museum and Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. She has photographed in 48 countries including Egypt, Yemen, Burma, Cambodia, Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Ethiopia, Sudan, Mali, Iran, Greenland and most recently Greece & Brazil. In 2005 Davis received an Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.
She lives and works in Hudson, New York & Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
I find that her photographs are sometimes quirky and unusual, this is the kind of photography that really interest me when it comes to architectural photography, if I had travelled to the places that Lynn has I think I would have probably had a collection very similar to hers.
Hilla Becher was a German artist born in 1931 in Siegen, Germany. She was one half of a photography duo with her husband Bernd Becher. For forty years, they photographed disappearing industrial architecture around Europe and North America.
They won the Erasmus Prize in 2002 and Hasselblad Award in 2004 for their work and roles as photography professors at the art academy Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
Industrial structures including water towers, coal bunkers, gas tanks and factories. Their work had a documentary style as their images were always taken in black and white. Their photographs never included people.
They exhibited their work in sets or typologies, grouping of several photographs of the same type of structure. The are well known for presenting their images in grid formations.