"Hélène Binet has emerged as one of the leading architectural photographers in the world. Every time Hélène Binet takes a photograph, she exposes architecture's achievements, strength, pathos and fragility." Daniel Libeskind
Hélène Binet was born in 1959 in Sorengo and is of both Swiss and French background. She currently lives in London with her husband Raoul Bunschoten. She studied photography at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Rome, where she grew up, and soon developed an interest in architetural photography. Over a period of twenty-five years Hélène Binet has photographed both contemporary and historical architecture. Her list of clients include architects Raoul Bunschoten, Caruso St John, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Studio Mumbai, Peter Zumthor and many others.
While following the work of contemporary architects often from construction through completion, Hélène Binet has also photographed the works of past architects as Alvar Aalto, Geoffrey Bawa, Le Corbusier, Sverre Fehn, Nicholas Hawksmoor, John Hejduk, Sigurd Lewerentz, Andrea Palladio, Dimitris Pikionis and Van der Laan. More recently, Hélène Binet has started to direct her attention to landscape photography, wherein she transposes key concerns of her architectural photography. Hélène Binet's work has been published in a wide range of books, and is shown in both national and international exhibitions. The first monograph entirely dedicated to her work, Composing Space, was published by Phaidon (London/New York) in 2012. She recently received the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award and in 2007 she was granted with the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Hélène Binet is an advocate of analogue photography and therefore she exclusively works with film.
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