Image. Architecture. Now
In celebration of Julius Shulman’s 100th birthday, the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University presented 10.10.10. Image Architecture.Now, a symposium and exhibition exploring intersections between photography and the built environment.
Photographer Iwan Baan was presented with the 1st annual Julius Shulman Photography Award.
|Voted an honorary fellow by the AIA and recipient of its gold medal for architectural photography, Julius Shulman enjoyed the international esteem of a new generation eager for images of the past to inform present and future. In capturing the vision of so many others, Shulman’s eye has ultimately defined his own vision, which remains as keen and singular as the man himself.|
|/Ester McCoy, Los Angeles, 1989|
The exhibition at the Julius Shulman Institute focuses on 10 photographers whose work illuminates a range of explorations into documenting the experience of space. What does the building feel like? What kind of light and shadow does it embrace and cast? How are buildings etched into our memory in a visceral way?
|Take one picture. But be sure that picture encompasses everything you see, hear, and feel.|
Nothing is ever quite objective through an individual’s eye, but is on some level an emotional response and reaction. All that is built or demolished shapes not only the physical landscape, but the human experience as well. Large and small, architecture seeps into a person’s being in a profoundly intimate way.
The two panel Symposium, moderated by architect Neil Denari and historian Kazys Varnelis, featured architects and photographers in conversation. The symposium was emceed by Frances Anderton, host of DnA on KCRW.
A celebration evening, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Shulman’s birth, took place on Sunday, October 10. During the celebration photographer Iwan Baan was presented with the 1st annual Julius Shulman Photography Award, and actress Diane Keaton with the 10th annual Julius Shulman Communication Award.
Woodbury is the home to the Julius Shulman Institute which focuses on Shulman’s enduring involvement in the issues of modernism.
The Julius Shulman archives, at the Getty Museum, is one of the most comprehensive visual chronologies of modern architecture and the development of the Los Angeles region.