TITLE: A Discussion with Philip Trager, Architectural Photographer
SPEAKER: Philip Trager
EVENT DATE: 2009/10/08
RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes
Architecture and dance photographer Philip Trager, whose work is now on display at the National Building Museum exhibition "Form and Movement," discusses his art and technique in an illustrated lecture at the Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: "For almost five decades, Philip Trager's discerning and passionate practice of photography has justly caused him to be recognized as a master," said C. Ford Peatross, founding director and curator of the Library's Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering. "His careful eye, his sensitivity to the slightest nuances of light and atmosphere and his finely honed understanding of structure have allowed him to capture - and us to see anew - subjects ranging from the gritty vernacular of American cities to the works of Palladio and the monuments of Paris, from the clouds framing and defining landscapes to frozen moments in the drama of the dance." Trager has exhibited widely and published numerous books, including the retrospective "Philip Trager (2006), "Dancers" (1992), "The Villas of Palladio" (1986) and "Photographs of Architecture" (1977). The "Form and Movement: Photographs by Philip Trager" exhibition at the National Building Museum, now open through Jan. 3, 2010, features images from Trager's continuing 40-year career. Trager's critically lauded and sought-after photographs, both lyrical and technical in execution, capture the seemingly disparate arts of architecture and dance.