John Fulker: Images of Architecture

Taking place at the West Vancouver Museum from November 16, 2011 to January 14, 2012, this exhibition features John Fulker’s compelling architectural photographs, which first appeared in publications featuring modern design in the early 1960s. In subsequent decades, Fulker became a leading Canadian photographer through his intuitive approach to image-making. In North America, a burgeoning postwar building boom saw a flourishing period of innovative modernist architecture, particularly on the West Coast, and demand for photographers grew alongside it.

In 1958, while studying photojournalism at the New York Institute of Photography, Fulker realized that he could make a living photographing architecture and studied the work of prominent American architectural photographers, Julius Schulman and Ezra Stoller. Fulker’s images of iconic homes and buildings designed by Arthur Erickson, Barclay McLeod, Dan White, Clifford Wiens, Douglas Cardinal and Barry Downs among numerous others promoted innovative Canadian design to local and international audiences.

From the late 1960s until the late 1990s, Fulker worked on international assignments photographing contemporary homes and historic buildings from around the world. Today in a time of rapid redevelopment and demolition, Fulker’s work is a lasting record of an important architectural legacy.

This is the first exhibition of John Fulker’s original photographs in over 30 years. An opening reception with the photographer takes place on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, and a photographer’s talk takes place on Saturday, December 3 at 1:30pm.

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