02 May - 03 May 2020 9:00 - 15:30

Workshop: Photographing Industrial Sites

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Saturday 2 May, 09.00–13.00
Sunday 3 May, 13.00–15.30

Develop your photography techniques in this practical architectural photography workshop

Held across two days, work with architectural photographer Jim Stephenson to document London’s industrial sites. This workshop takes inspiration from the current exhibition Forms of Industry: Photographs by Alastair Philip Wiper and Eric de Maré at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), which is on until 16 May 2020. Alongside practical activities, the weekend will include introductions to architectural photography, group discussion, site visits, and feedback and review. 

Ticket fee also includes entry to a talk with Alastair Philip Wiper on Friday 1 May at the RIBA. 

Suitable for all levels. Please bring your own equipment (camera and lens). Wear comfortable clothing and prepare for all weather.



Trained as an architectural technologist, on graduation Jim Stephenson worked in the industry for almost ten years. During this time he began to take photographs for architectural practices, eventually setting down his pen to photograph buildings full time. Jim's work has taken on a documentary-style edge as he studies and depicts how people interact with buildings and spaces. In collaboration with filmmaker Edward Bishop, he also produces short films of architectural projects for clients and publications.

Working across the UK and around the world, Jim’s images have been featured in a number of publications such as The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The Evening Standard, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Icon, Architecture Today, A+U (Japan), A+W (Germany), Revista AU (Brazil), The Architect’s Journal, Building Design, Blueprint and Dezeen among others. 

He has been commissioned to photograph and produces films on projects by a wide range of architects and designers, including BIG; Herzog & de Meuron, Assemble, Zaha Hadid Architects, dRMM, Studio in the Woods / Invisible Studio, AHMM, Wilkinson Eyre, Foster & Partners, Rogers, Stirk Harbour and Partners, John Pardey Architects, Rural Studio, PUP Architects, MVRDV, Sou Fujimoto Architects, 6a, Studio Weave and many others.

He is also the founder of the Miniclick Photography Talks, Design Brighton and the Threshold Architecture Hub and the co-producer of the web video series Lightbulb.

Produced in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects

£200/£180 concession

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