Architecture and Narrative: A Sense of Place
© Marianne Holm Hansen

Architecture and Narrative: A Sense of Place

Dates: Tuesdays, Jun 15–Jul 13, 2021
Time: 1:30–3:30pm (ET)
Sessions: 5
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $325
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How can we use the genre of architectural photography to tell a more personal story of place? This course invites you to engage with architecture to develop your photography skills, style, and practice overall. You will focus your camera on an architectural site that is significant to you and create a short series, or narrative, that moves beyond architectural photography as a faithful representation of the built environment, to include your personal encounter, response and experience of place.

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to engage creatively with the built environment, space, place, and narrative. We'll draw inspiration from architectural photographers, past and present, to consider camera techniques, composition and sequencing, as your work develops through weekly exercises, discussions and critique.


I enjoyed very much the workshop, Marianne is really good, the feedback and her comments helped me a lot in my personal work, I wish I had more classes with her…. this course was a breath of fresh air.
—Lorena (Mexico)
Thank you so much for this fantastic photography journey together! I will definitely miss our image & text class next Monday evening. It has been such a really inspiring course. I learned a lot from all of you and am really grateful for all the precious feedback you gave me about the project. I will keep them in mind while working on the next steps.
—Sara (Rome)

Marianne Holm Hansen
Marianne Holm Hansen

Marianne Holm Hansen is a Danish artist based in London. She studied at the Fynske Academy of Fine Arts (Denmark), International Center of Photography (New York), and completed an MA in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice, at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has worked internationally as an editorial photographer, photography lecturer and educator, and today collaborates continuously with institutions such as Tate Modern and the Royal Institute of British Architects (London) to deliver workshops and projects that invite participants to engage critically and creatively across media and themes.

Marianne's work is shown internationally through exhibitions, publications, and live events. She has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (New York) and Arts Council England, amongst others, and held research and production residencies in the UK, USA, France, Finland, and Serbia. She has just published her second book, Void As (A) – A Proposition, collating photographs and texts to propose a series of prompts for thinking differently about language, time and space. 

Marianne teaches combining image and text, and how to use architectural space to tell a story   for StrudelmediaLive.