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By Michael Kimmelman
Architizer A+ Relevance Award Winner Iwan Baan
Honored with the Architizer A+ Relevance Award, presented by New Museum director Lisa Phillips, Iwan Baan is among the most talented architectural photographers working today. His art lies not only in capturing the building as an object, or in mastering composition, but also in capturing the urban context and human life both within and beyond his subjects’ walls. He shows architecture as most people see it, transcendent but also in touch with day-to-day life.
Famed Amsterdam-based photographer Iwan Baan has just been announced the winner for the best magazine cover of 2012 for his post hurricane sandy image of New York taken from a helicopter. The image, showing the partial aftermath of half blacked-out Manhattan island, was featured as the cover of the ‘the city and the storm’ issue of New York Magazine.A series of events lined up perfectly that night to enable him to get in the air to shoot close to 2,500 images.
The cover of the November 12, 2012, issue of New York Magazine depicting Hurricane Sandy was chosen by magazine editors as “Cover of the Year” in the seventh annual ASME Best Cover Contest, which was open to all consumer magazines published in calendar year 2012. The announcement was made today by Lucy Danziger, ASME President, and Editor-in-Chief of SELF, at the ASME Annual Meeting in New York City.
If you don’t know who Iwan Baan is by now, then you’re not paying attention.
In a relatively short period of time he has become the go-to photographer in the architecture business, combining a sharp eye for design with a talent for humanizing and storytelling that is missing in so many of the field’s cold, pristine portrayals of the built world.