Dialogues: Photographs by Hélène Binet

Hélène Binet

Exhibition, Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin, Germany, until 21 September
For over 25 years now, photographer Hélène Binet has been at work around the world, capturing the work of internationally known architects such as John Hejduk, Ludwig Leo, Le Corbusier, Peter Zumthor, and Zaha Hadid. Her predominantly black-and-white photographs are characterised by the precise effects of light and shadow within the architectural space. Binet shows structures and material, forms and geometries in such a way that something entirely independent emerges, something that goes far beyond a pure reproduction of the buildings. In the exhibition, she juxtaposes shots of different buildings by famous architects or contrasts them with landscape photographs. These dialogues emphasise what is specific to the given architecture and simultaneously open up multi-layered associative possibilities for their viewers.