The art galleries of 1050 K Street seamlessly blend together photography, architecture design and natural elements.
Current exhibition feature the works of Ezra Stoller (1915-2004), the leading American architectural photographer of the 20th century, and Franz Jantzen (b. 1964) renowned photographer of Washington architecture since the late 1980s.
Ezra Stoller Exhibit
“Inhabiting Architecture” and “Man in the Machine”
Primarily known for his creative and precise architectural photography for the major modern architects of the 20th century, Ezra Stoller (1915-2004) documented numerous postwar industries with the same careful compositions of light and shadow, texture and space, and the element of the passing of time, Mr. Stoller was the seminal figure in a group of talented American photographers who first emerged about 1930. They were devoted modernists and their images were crucial in introducing modern architecture to the larger culture. Architects, in turn, were influenced by the photographers, and designed in the hope of inspiring a great image from Mr. Stoller.* For exhibition in the semi-public spaces of 1050 K Street, curator Nina Rappaport has selected a special collection of images from Stoller’s extensive oeuvre.
* From Ezra Stoller obituary published by the The Boston Globe, November 3, 2004
Franz Jantzen Book
Franz Jantzen (b. 1964) has been photographing architecture in Washington since the late 1980s, when he undertook a four-year, 450 building survey for “Buildings of the District of Columbia,” published by the Society of Architectural Historians in 1993. Other architectural projects include Cincinnati’s Union Terminal (1982-84); the D.C. Community Humanities Council-funded “Duke Ellington Washington” (1989-91); National Park Seminary Forest Glen in Silver Spring (1991); the Supreme Court Building (1993-98); a 16-month photographic essay on the rebuilding of the Investment Building (2000-01); historic homes in DC’s Takoma neighborhood for Historic Takoma, Inc. (2002), and the C&O Canal (1993-2003). He has lived in Washington, D.C. since 1986, and is represented by Hemphill Fine Arts in D.C. and Robert Klein Gallery in Boston. Jantzen began photographing 1050 K Street in February, 2007. It is his second in-depth photographic essay of a Washington building under construction.