Archinect - News 2017-08-20T04:10:20-04:00 Hélène Binet celebrates first U.S. exhibit at WUHO with the 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award Justine Testado 2015-03-03T14:14:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:00:47-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The WUHO Gallery in Hollywood was abuzz on the opening night of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet: Fragments of Light&rdquo;</a> this past Saturday, in celebration of Binet as the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 recipient</a> of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award. Co-curated by JSI Managing Director Emily Bills and Binet, &ldquo;Fragments of Light&rdquo; is the photographer&rsquo;s first U.S. exhibition featuring around 20 photos out of her vast body of work from 25 years of working in the field.</p><p>Treating light as if it were a building material, Binet&rsquo;s signature style renders the buildings of architects like Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, and Le Corbusier into black and white atmospheric compositions of light, shadow, and sharp details that Binet masterfully captures all through a film camera.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The crowd slowly trickled into the narrow but long gallery space, which was soon full of friends, associates, Woodbury architecture students and alumni, and photography and arts enthusiasts chattering away over light refreshments.</p><p>Notable attendees in...</p> The 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award goes to Hélène Binet Justine Testado 2015-01-22T18:25:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T20:18:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="828" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Structures designed by the likes of Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, and Le Corbusier are rendered into atmospheric, sharply detailed black and white compositions through the camera lens of Swiss-French analogue photographer <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet</a>, who was recently selected as the 2015 recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award.</p><p>The Institute bestows the annual award to an early photographer whose work embodies the legacy of architectural photographer Julius Shulman and continues to influence the artistic medium of architectural photography. Previous recipients include <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan (2010)</a>, Richard Barnes (2011), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro E. Guerrero (2012)</a>, Catherine Opie (2013), and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford (2014)</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <em>Kapelle fur den heiligen Bruder Klaus 03, architecture by Peter Zumthor, 2009.</em></p><p>In celebration, the WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles will host the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet: Fragments of Light"</a> exhibition starting with the opening reception and award presentation on February 28. Co-curated by Binet and Emily...</p> Grant Mudford to receive 2014 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award Justine Testado 2014-03-18T21:51:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:58:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grant Mudford has been named the 2014 recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award. The award highlights an early or mid-career artist who embodies the legacy of architectural photographer Julius Shulman and the Institute's mission to challenge the perception of physical space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Mudford will receive the award on April 3 at the WUHO Gallery from 6-8 pm. Accompanying the award reception will be the opening of the <em>Grant Mudford: Building</em> exhibition, running from April 3-27.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Since the mid-1960s, Grant Mudford has investigated the urban landscape in photographs known for their clarity, conceptual acumen and sly humor. After studying architecture at the University of New South Wales, the Australian-born artist established himself as a cogent observer of Sydney and London's social and architectural scenes. With his move to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he found his ideal subject in a city founded on quirky details, anxious expediency and stylistic incongruence."</p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a></p> “Beyond the Assignment” public panel discussion and exhibition opening Justine Testado 2013-09-24T15:14:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T13:52:43-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Make your way to the upcoming "<em>Beyond the Assignment: Defining Photographs of Architecture and Design</em>" panel discussion and exhibition opening on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WUHO Gallery (Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery)</a> in Los Angeles.</p> <p> The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury School of Architecture</a>/<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julius Shulman Institute</a> will be presenting this free public panel discussing and exploring the relationship between photographer+architect as well as photographer+media in the past, present, and the future.</p> <p> For a headstart on the topic, you can read the Archinect feature <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. (Be on the lookout for Part 2 of the feature after the event!)</p> <p> The Panelists: <strong>Bilyana Dimitrova</strong> - Moderator / Photographer, Curator of "<em>Beyond the Assignment</em>" exhibition; <strong>Sarah Amelar</strong> - Contributing Editor, <em>Architectural Record </em>magazine; <strong>Alan Karchmer</strong> - Photographer; <strong>John Ruble</strong> - Moore Ruble Yudell Architects; <strong>Paul Warchol</strong> - Photographer; and last but not least,<strong> Alexander Walter </strong>- Edi...</p> Thom Mayne Announces Winners of the 2013 Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award Alexander Walter 2013-06-07T19:09:00-04:00 >2013-06-09T02:52:51-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] unique to this event was a student design contest among the top seven schools of architecture in Los Angeles. Teams of three students from each school participated in a three-day competition in February to design a Continuing Care Retirement Community that will promote social interaction and community on the MLK Medical Center Campus in the South Los Angeles community of Willowbrook.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne to honor the team from Woodbury University in Burbank with the Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award. [...] Honorable Mentions went to the teams from CalPoly Pomona and USC.</em></p> <p> <em>The schools participating in the charrette were:</em></p> <ul><li> <em>University of Southern California</em></li> <li> <em>Otis College of Art and Design</em></li> <li> <em>University of California, Los Angeles</em></li> <li> <em>California State University, Long Beach</em></li> <li> <em>California State Polytechnic University, Pomona</em></li> <li> <em>Woodbury University</em></li> <li> <em>Southern California Institute of Architecture</em></li> </ul>