July 20–October 28, 2018

Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture

Upper-Level Galleries

  • Iwan Baan (Dutch, b. 1975). Torre David #2, 2011. Chromogenic print, 49 x 73 in. Courtesy the artist and Moskowitz Bayse, Los Angeles. © 2018 Iwan Baan

  • Balthazar Korab (Hungarian, 1926–2013). TWA Flight Center in JFK International Airport (Queens, New York), 1964. Gelatin silver print, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4 in. Courtesy Korab Image, Christian Korab, Minnesota. © 2018 Korab Image

  • Ezra Stroller (American, 1915–2004). TWA Terminal at Idlewild, now JFK Airport, Eero Saarinen, New York, New York, 1962. Chromogenic print, 20 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. © 2018 Estate of Ezra Stoller/Esto

  • Thomas Struth (German, b. 1954). Pergamon Museum I, Berlin, 2001. Chromogenic print, 80 1/2 x 100 5/8 in. Dallas Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Fund: Gift of Arlene and John Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E. Faulconer, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant M. Hanley, Jr., Marguerite and Robert K. Hoffman, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Deedie and Rusty Rose, Gayle and Paul Stoffel, and three anonymous doners, 2002.46. Image courtesy the artist. © 2018 Thomas Struth

Image Building examines the complex and dynamic interactions among spectators, images, buildings, and time through the lens of architectural photography in America and Europe from the 1930s to the present. Organized by guest curator Therese Lichtenstein, Image Building surveys the ways in which artists explore the relationship between architecture and identity, featuring work by contemporary photographers Iwan Baan, Lewis Baltz, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Stephen Shore, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, and earlier modernist architectural photographers like Berenice Abbott, Samuel Gottscho, Julius Shulman, and Ezra Stoller. The works of these influential photographers transformed how we view architecture.

Non-flash photography by the public for non-commercial, personal use is allowed in this exhibition.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our Picasso Circle members.

Image Building was organized by Therese Lichtenstein for the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, and made possible in part by the generous support of the Century Arts Foundation, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Fund for Publications, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Joseph M. Cohen, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, and Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership. Public funding provided by Suffolk County.




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