Opening Reception: February 6, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 2, 2014 – April 26, 2015
Ezra Stoller (1915-2004) was an American photographer who lived and worked in New York between the 1940s and the late 70s. Despite not identifying himself as an art photographer, Stoller’s work reflects his mastery of artistic compositional principles while simultaneously commanding the medium of photography. He believed that the architecture was the art but notably his photographs are often regarded as equally as well known as the architecture itself. Architecture critic Paul Goldberger credited Stoller’s work with “…shaping the public’s perception of what modern architecture is about.” Among his most recognizable images are Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Best known for iconic images of mid-Century buildings, he has been regarded as one of the most influential photographers of modern architecture. In 1961, he received the inaugural Gold Medal for Photography from the American Institute of Architects, a testament to his achievements.