Architectural Photography Lecture & Exhibition by Yiorgis Yerolymbos, at the SNFCC Visitors Center
20 November 2014

The flow of events continues at the Visitors Center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. This Friday, November 21st (at 18:00), the Visitors Center hosts architect and photographer Yiorgis Yerolymbos, in an event dedicated to the art and beauty of architectural photography.

Through the lecture, entitled “From Documentation to Interpretation: The narrative of building through its image” and the architectural photography exhibition hosted in the same space, entitled “Floor plan: the view of a space from above”, the event will aim to examine the relationship between architectural photography and artistic composition. Specifically, the photography exhibition will focus on the importance of perspective, by showcasing photographic floor plans of the SNFCC worksite.  

Through his 19-year professional and personal experience in photography, Yiorgis Yerolymbos attempts to connect the elements of a continuous journey, from architectural photography to fine art.

What is the relationship between architectural and art photography?
Are they two separate worlds or are they, in fact, complementary?
What is the relationship between content and composition, information and aesthetics?

During the course of the lecture, there will be a slideshow of images taken from 1995 until today, in an effort to demonstrate the clear influence of the one vocabulary (architectural image) in shaping the other (art photography). The “final tool” used to demonstrate this, is the narrative of the construction of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, from its moment of creation until today: from documenting the form of the project, to interpreting its symbolism.

Yorgis Yerolymbos, commenting on the content of the lecture, said the following: “Floor plan: the image of a space from above. Looking down at the ground from flying up high at a long distance, one realizes that perspective defines everything: it defines the space in front of the lens, as well as the structure behind it. Every time, during my rides on the cranes above the worksite, I search for words to express what I am experiencing, and they are neither the words of an engineer, nor those of a photographer, but only the words of a poet:
“Nowhere else have I felt my life so justified as on a ship’s bridge.
Everything in its correct place. Screws, sheet-iron, pipes, wire cords, exhaust
tubes, navigation equipment and I, myself, record the continuous change,
remaining steady. A complete self-sufficient and organized world that responds
to me and to which I respond, and we enter together as one body into the danger
and the miracle
(Odysseas Elytis, The little Mariner)

The lecture and the exhibition are part of the monthly themed series at the SNFCC Visitors Center, entitled “Action Radius – Points of Contact”, and the exhibition will run until December 7. Admission is free and open to the public.


Contact info, Visitors Center:
Tel: 210 8778396-8
Email: [email protected]
Visitors Center – Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge, SNFCC Worksite, Kallithea


Yiorgis Yerolymbos short bio:
Born in Paris, France in 1973. Studied Photography in Athens and Paris, and Architecture in Thessaloniki. MA in Image and Communication in Goldsmiths College, University of London (1998) and PhD in Art and Design from University of Derby (2007). He taught Photography at the School of Architecture, University of Thessaly, from 2008 to 2011. He has provided photographs for a number of books in art and architecture. Along with his academic career, he also presents his work in solo exhibitions and in numerous group shows in Greece and abroad. In 2008, he completed a two month project in United States driving from coast to coast supported by a Fulbright scholarship. He participated as part of the Greek pavilion for the 2012 Venice Biennale, exhibiting large scale works of the city of Athens. Since 2007, he is the official photographer of the construction of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. In 2013, he participated in the main exhibition entitled “Everywhere but Now” of the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, curated by Αdelina von Fürstenberg.