“We must preserve the dignity of modernity even while we attempt to overcome the disaster of modernity.” – Ken Wilber

The project had the working title ‘Integral lens: an integral approach to the study and representation of the built environment through the photographic medium’. The University of Tennesse, Knoxville and prof. Mark DeKay at the College of Architecture and Design, author of the book ‘Integral Sustainable Design’, was the sponsor and affiliated institution. The project included: visiting and photographing contemporary architecture and exploring photographically cityscapes from American cities; meeting with architects, photographers, artists and other industry related professionals; exploring and formulating an integral approach to architectural photography.

The itinerary from October 2015 to March 2016 covered the following cities: Knoxville, New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Miami, New Orleans, staying in each location from two to four weeks.

During this period, approximately 9,600 miles were covered by plane, 4,200 miles by car, 1,300 miles by public commuting, and 750,000 steps walking. In total about 12,000 still images were taken from 150 buildings and locations, 65,000 images in time-lapse video, and 20 meetings and interviews.

Lo Presti Park, Boston

Lo Presti Park, Boston

Maverick Landing, Boston

Maverick Landing, Boston

Lake Front / Grand Park, Chicago

Lake Front / Grand Park, Chicago

Navy Pier, Chicago

Navy Pier, Chicago

Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York

Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York

Pier 45 Hudson River Park, New York

Pier 45 Hudson River Park, New York

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Union Wharf Harborwalk, Boston

Convention Center, Boston

Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara

Union Wharf Harborwalk, Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara

Convention Center, Boston

WMS Boathouse, Chicago

WMS Boathouse, Chicago

InterActiveCorp, New York

InterActiveCorp, New York

Mansueto Library, Chicago

Mansueto Library, Chicago

Saint Mary of the Assumptions, San Francisco

Saint Mary of the Assumptions, San Francisco

Aqua Tower, Chicago

Aqua Tower, Chicago

Lake Point Tower, Chicago

Lake Point Tower, Chicago

Trump Tower, Chicago

Trump Tower, Chicago

Marina City, Chicago

Marina City, Chicago

Holland Tunnel, New York

Holland Tunnel, New York

Lower Manhattan, New York

Lower Manhattan, New York

Bunker Hill Bridge, Boston

Bunker Hill Bridge, Boston

Bay Bridge, San Francisco

Bay Bridge, San Francisco

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A lecture and workshop at the College of Architecture and Design of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Check from below links:

 

About Pygmalion Karatzas

Pygmalion Karatzas is an architect and self-taught photographer focusing on editorial and artistic architectural photography. His images are being featured regularly in numerous publications in Greece and abroad. His three collections ‘Morphogenesis’ are available through blurb.com. Distinctions include international competitions Architizer A+ 2014, Sony World Photography Organisation 2014, International Photography Awards 2014 & 2015, Spider Black & White Awards 2014.

He has participated in group exhibitions in Aigion, Athens, Thessaloniki, Rome, London, and was among the 2015 Best Pictures of the Year for Interior Design Magazine. Recent projects include the coverage of the Expo Milan 2015 pavilions, Barlas Architects, Valia Foufa & Panagiotis Papassotiriou ‘Villa Melana’, Anmahian Winton Architects ‘Community Rowing Boathouse’, the ‘MIMOA Architecture Guide – Doha’.

He collaborates with the Danish Architecture Center as photo editor of arcspace.com, a contributing photographer on Arcaid Images London and iStock Getty Images, and a member of the Association of European Journalists. His on-going research is towards an integral approach to architecture, sustainability and art. Based in Aigion, travels in Greece and abroad for his personal projects and assignments.

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