Irene Kung was born in Switzerland and trained as a painter. In the past few years, however, she has expanded her repertoire to include photography. Her works have been exhibited in numerous international galleries and her book 'The Invisible City' won the PDN Photobook 2013 award.
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Here are the winners.
Constructing Worlds - Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre
London, United Kingdom
On view: September 25, 2014 - January 11, 2015
With over 200 works by 18 leading photographers, who have changed the way we view architecture and think about the world we live In, the exhibition Constructing Worlds takes the visitor on a global journey of 20th and 21st century architecture.
Few architects have retained such an uncompromising style throughout a more than five-decade-long practice, as Richard Meier. His snow-white facades with expansive windows, light-filled interiors, dynamic plays of interlocking geometries and a fine balance of solid and void have become his unmistakable trademarks.
The temporary nature of pavilions makes them the ideal testing grounds for new, often radical architectural ideas. From Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion to Bernard Tschumi's deconstructivist follies in Parc de la Villette, pavilions can be powerful and clear architectural statements.