A Brief History of Architecture Through Photography | ArchDaily
(…) The development of digital technology linked to architecture in the postmodernism of the 1980s also impacts the way of building and construction sites. During the early 2000s, photographer Iwan Baan captured what this more streamlined construction site would look like in the CCTV project in Beijing, China, conceived by Rem Koolhaas’ OMA. In addition to photos of the construction site, Baan also records in images the impact of the building on its surroundings, highlighting the contrast between the scale of CCTV and all its technology and the small houses in the neighborhood.Based on the images of Baan, Gautherot, Hine and many others, we perceive the potential of photography beyond the descriptive register; they show us how photography informs and provokes debates, being able to stimulate reflections about its objects and historical moments.
Source: A Brief History of Architecture Through Photography | ArchDaily