Duccio Malagamba, architectural photography, architectural photographer, architecture photographer, architect specialized in architectural photography.
Professional photographer and architect by training, Duccio Malagamba has spent more than 25 years dedicated to architectural photography.
‘ENFOQUES’ # 12
Taking advantage of the world hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, two Ecuadorian colleagues –Sebastián Crespo and Andrés Fernández, founders of the Bicubik Studio– had the brilliant idea of organizing virtual debates among Spanish-speaking photographers (two of them had architects and editors as protagonists, actually). So far, eleven of these meetings called 'enfoques' (approaches) have been produced. Each of them is focused on a specific topic featuring two guests. Together with the Chilean photographer Cristobal Palma , Duccio has been invited to close the ‘first season’ of an excellent initiative that we hope will continue in the future. The program, entitled 'Evolution and future of architectural photography', will be broadcast live on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 23:00 Spanish time. Afterwards, you will be able to find this podcast, along with the remaining eleven, in the Bicubik YouTube channel.
DUCCIO'S WORKSHOP AT THE BARCELONA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE POSTPONED
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the workshop 'Architecture Photography, a critical reading of the project' has been postponed until June 2021. The workshop, originally scheduled in June 2020 at the ETSAB-Barcelona School of Architecture, has been organized by Duccio in collaboration with Prof. Cristina Gastón and the ETSAB Director of Culture Enrique Granell. The course will also feature the intervention of the well-known British photographer Edmund Sumner.
The unusual duration of the seminar is intended to escape from the mainstream trend of the one or two days workshops generally offered worldwide. In those hurried encounters it is difficult to avoid a superficial approach and often there is no time for any theoretical reflection. In this workshop, on the contrary, we seek to blend practical outdoor shooting sessions with classes focused on the analysis and criticism of the project to be shot, the language of architectural photography and the comparison of different ways of approaching the subject.
2nd 'ARCHITECTURE & THE MEDIA' CONFERENCE
The European Conference on Architecture and the Media is organised by Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Labóh with the support of Creative Europe. It will take place from the 11th to the 14th of May during the Barcelona Architecture Week 2020. Conceived as a place to exchange experiences on the dissemination of architecture, the Conference is addressed to journalists, communication professionals and architects. Following up the success of the first edition in 2018, this year's edition (online, due to the pandemic) returns focused on television, audio-visual media and architectural photography. In this context, Duccio has been invited to participate in the workshop by Enric Enrich 'Copyright in architectural images' (YouTube).
'DERECHO DE AUTORES'
This play on words between 'Copyright' and 'Authors’s right' - quite hard to translate in English - is how Duccio titled his contribution to 'Photography and Architecture Fundamentals'. This recently appeared book, published by Recolectores Urbanos, collects texts from photographers and professors who participated in the University Extension Course ‘Fundamentals of Architecture and Photography’, held at the Architecture Schools of Malaga and Seville during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 courses. Undoubtedly, it is an interesting compilation that gathers different views and visions - sometimes discordant - about the present state of architecture photographer profession.
MASTER’S DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURAL COMMUNICATION
At last, the desire of the Malaga School of Architecture to have its own master's degree dedicated to the communication of architecture became a reality. So, from March 2020 to February 2021, it will be possible to attend there the 'I Master's Degree in the Image and Communication of Architecture'. Conceived with the aim of training architects and non-architects in matters like photography, cinema, publishing, museography, curatorial and digital projects, the lessons will be addressed by University professors and invited professionals. Among them Iñaki Bergera, Ricardo Devesa, Pati Nuñez, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, Jesús Marina, Elena Morón and Duccio.
VIRGILIO GUTIÉRREZ HERREROS: A TOUR AROUND THE ISLAND OF TENERIFE
A unique assignment has recently given us the opportunity to familiarize ourselves with the work of Virgilio Gutiérrez. It was about portraying nine residential projects, designed by the renowned architect from Tenerife in the course of the last twenty years, throughout the Canary Island. A challenge, carried out in just over two weeks, which has become a unique experience with this talented host. We hope that the result of the work will be displayed soon in an Exhibition, in the meanwhile you can see a selection of images by clicking here.
FAREWELL OLD WEBSITE!
After fifteen years of honest service, our website is retiring! Although the design began to be quite old fashioned, it is the technological innovations that have pushed the decision to replace our window to the world. It is now time to thanks once more Antonella Sgobba for the concept of the original design and Silvia Ruíz and Oscar León for the technical wisdom that has allowed so many years of performance. We hope you will like the new website, developed by FayosCreativos.com and based on a concept by Daniel Gutiérrez.
INTERVIEW IN MARK MAGAZINE
In a number titled 'To the Point' and subtitled 'everything you ever wanted to know about architecture', Mark magazine wonders about various issues with his usual ironic and casual tone. Thanks to the interviews conducted - and brilliantly illustrated - by Sergio Pirrone, it also talks about architectural photography. Thomas Mayer, Brigida Gonzalez, Bruce Damonte and Duccio are called to give their point of view on the current situation of the profession. An excerpt from the Duccio interview can be read by clicking here .
'TALENT SPARKLING' IN ALBACETE
Duccio has been invited to participate with a conference and an exhibition at the 2018 Edition of 'Chispazos de Talento', a cultural initiative promoted by the Albacete Branch of the Architects’ Association of Castilla-La Mancha. Over the years, the event that has reached its tenth anniversary has hosted speakers like Carme Pinós, Alfredo Payá, Grupo Aranea, Javier García Solera and Francesc Rifé, among others.
The photographic exhibition, which has been open for a month in the cosy headquarters of the COACM branch, focused on a parallel reading of two churches by Álvaro Siza: Rennes, recently completed, and Marco de Canaveses. Separated by more than twenty years of intense activity, the two churches have, despite the many differences, surprising points of contact.
'II EXPERT COURSE' IN SEVILLA
Giving continuity to the initiative launched in 2017, the University of Seville organizes the II Edition of the Expert Course in Photography and Architecture. The registered students will be able to attend also on this occasion to a workshop about professional architecture photography given by Duccio on May 15 and 16, 2019.
'ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE'
Published by Ediciones Asimétricas and edited by Iñaki Bergera, the book explores the relationships between architecture and photography through the reflections of Juan Bordes, Carlos Cánovas, Jesús Granada, Duccio Malagamba, Fredy Massad, J. Marina-E. Morón, Llatzer Moix, Aitor Ortiz, Juan Rodríguez and Adrian Tyler. Duccio's contribution is titled: Is this for me? and focuses on the human presence in architectural photography, both from an historical and contemporary perspective.
'PHOTOGRAPHY OF ARCHITECTURE: SEDUCTION AND DISENCHANTMENT' IN GENOA
Invited by the Architects’ Association of Genoa in the framework of the 'Architecture and City' festival, Duccio has delivered a conference entitled 'photography of architecture: seduction and disenchantment’, on November 16, 2017. During the following weeks, two more conferences, by Ester Armanino and Adrian Paci respectively, have completed this cycle named 'In the present multifaceted' and organized by Clelia Tuscano. Framed in a rich program of events throughout the months of November and December, these conferences also stand out for the space that has welcomed them: the magnificent 'Sala del Maggior Consiglio' of the Ducal Palace.
'FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE' IN MÁLAGA AND SEVILLA
Organized jointly by the Universities of Seville and Malaga, under the auspices of Andalucía Tech, a Continuing Education Course dedicated to Architecture Photography has been launched. The organizers have counted on Duccio to give two workshops focused on professional practice. Taking advantage of the stay, Duccio has been invited to give open lectures to all students of the two Schools. The conference in Malaga has also been included in the VII Cultural Week of the eAM'.
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS 'INTER- PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE'
The central idea around which articulated the Congress ‘inter- fotografia y arquitectura', which took place at the MUN-Museum of the University of Navarra in Pamplona in November 2016, is that Modern architecture cannot be altogether understood without the dissemination of its images. To reflect on the fact that photographic representation is an active agent in the construction of modern architecture, the organizers -School of Architecture and MUN- have invited, among others, Hélène Binet, Carlos Cánovas, Valeria Carullo, Joan Fontcuberta, Manolo Laguillo, Martí Llorens, Juan Rodríguez, Josef Schulz and Duccio.
FIELD WORKSHOP '3 WORKS BY ÁLVARO SIZA IN PORTUGAL'
Organized by 'La Plantación', on May 5, 6 and 7, 2017, Duccio will hold an Architecture Photography workshop in the Portuguese region of Tras-os-Montes. The workshop will take advantage of the proximity of three projects by the Portuguese Master - the Spas of Vidago and Pedras Salgadas and the Museum 'Nadir Afonso' of Chaves - to visit them and face the participants with the problems of a real shooting.
AV MONOGRAPHS: ÁLVARO SIZA 1995-2016
AV Monographs 186-187 takes stock for the last thirty years of work of the Portuguese teacher through a selection of thirty buildings. All of them presented by an extensive essay by Jean-Louis Cohen and illustrated, for the most part, with photographs by Duccio, cover included.
ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN SEVILLE
On November 27, 28 and 29, 2015, Duccio gave the workshop ‘Looking at Architecture' in Seville. Organized by Coberturaphoto the workshop has been very well received with a large group of participants of different nationalities and experiences.
5th SYMPOSIUM ON ARCHITECTURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY
The Symposium of this year brings together four outstanding speakers at the University of Zaragoza: Professor Juan Bordes, the journalist Llàtzer Moix and the photographers Duccio Malagamba and Juan Rodríguez, who will address issues related to historiography, the challenges of use of the image through the media and the professional or artistic approach to the work of the architecture photographer.
'ERASMUS EFFECT' IN THE ‘MAXXI’ OF ROME
Duccio has been included in the exhibition 'Erasmus Effect - Italian Architects Abroad' organized by the MAXXI - National Museum of the Arts of the 21st Century. 'An exhibition -following the description of the organizers themselves- made of trips, experiences and returns, to tell the story of so many Italian architects who went away and found their fortune abroad'.
WORKSHOP '(AD)MIRANDO LA ARQUITECTURA' IN OURENSE
On April 24 and 25, 2015, Duccio has given an Architecture Photography workshop at the 'Marcos Valcárcel Cultural Center' in Ourense. Organized by 'La Plantación', the workshop has also included a lecture open to the general public that has gathered a large number of assistants in the auditorium of the Center. In the suggestive image - courtesy of Manuel Touza - Duccio during one of his presentations.
WORKSHOP AT THE ‘LENS’ SCHOOL IN MADRID
On May 3 and 4, 2014, Duccio will give a workshop on architectural photography at the ‘Lens’ School for Visual Arts in Madrid. The initiative is aimed at those who have an interest in the architecture world and its photographic representation, be they students, amateurs, professionals or architects.
WAYS OF SEEING. ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY, DOCUMENT OR FICTION
'After all, photographers are today the most influential architecture critics, both for the works they choose to document and for their way in which they depict them [...]', writes Luís Fernández-Galiano to introduce the issue 153 of Arquitectura Viva (6/2013) , focused on architectural photography. Reportages by Iwan Baan, Roland Halbe, Christian Richters and Duccio have been selected to illustrate this very special monograph.
ÁLVARO SIZA HAS GOTTEN HIS OWN 'XL' MONOGRAPH BY TASCHEN !
Taschen Publishers devotes to Álvaro Siza the latest delivery of its series of large format monographs. All the major works of the Portuguese Master are reviewed in a gorgeous volume of 500 pages and a size of 31 x 39 cm. The cover and almost 380 of the 550 published images are Duccio’s work. Photographs by FG + SG complete the illustration of the book.
'OTHER ARCHITECTS' IN 'EL PAÍS'
In the fifth delivery of her series 'Other Architects', Anatxu Zabalbeascoa interviews Duccio. You can enjoy the agile interview conducted by the architecture and design critic of 'El País' visiting her blog ‘del tirador a la ciudad’ (from the knob to the city).
RAFAEL MONEO. INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO 1985-2012
Published in Spanish by La Fábrica and in English by Axel Menges Publishers, is in the bookstores the compilation of Rafael Moneo's international projects. The book brings together -elegantly printed in an high quality black and white- almost 200 photographs by Duccio, many of them taken on purpose.
INTERVIEW IN DELOOD
The Greek website 'Delood.com', covering all aspects of modern design - from art and fashion to architecture or gastronomy -, publishes in English a recent interview with Duccio conducted by Tania Droggitou.
MASTERCLASS FOR THE 'ONE YEAR OF PHOTOGRAPHY' PROJECT
'One Year of Photography' is an significant initiative on photography organized in Alicante with the sponsorship of the Cultural Foundation of the ‘CAM-Mediterranean Savings Bank’. It develops through more than 70 classes and and in-depth workshops with the participation of national and international photographers of recognized prestige. In his master class dedicated to Architectural Photography, Duccio has shared his work philosophy, techniques and goals also answering questions from the audience. Click here to see the recording (in Spanish).
PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PROTAGONISTS
In the book 'La Misura dello Spazio' (The Measure of Space), Maria Letizia Gagliardi, professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Udine, collects in several interviews the different points of view of the most renowned Italian architectural photographers: Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Guido Guidi, Alberto Muciaccia, Paolo Rosselli, Italo Zannier and Duccio among others...
ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN 'EXIT'
The art, photography and culture magazine Exit , which features issues of social interest through the photographic image, devotes his number 36 to Architecture Photography. Among the prestigious photographers showcased, Duccio has been invited to contribute with the cover, a brief text and a selection of his most significant work.
INTERVIEW IN 'ARCHDAILY' AND 'PLATAFORMAARQUITECTURA'
'ArchDaily.com' -according to statistics the most popular architecture website in the world- has inaugurated with Duccio a series of interviews aimed at publicizing the work and reflections of professional photographers specialized in architecture. The interview, published in English, can be found in its original Spanish version on the sister website 'plataformaarquitectura.com' . Héctor Santos-Diez has echoed this publication with a flattering introductory text in the photographic forum 'caborian.com-community of photograph'.
'PHOTOGRAPHY / INSPIRATION', JAPANESE REFLECTIONS
A+U, Japan’s most international architecture magazine, dedicates a special issue to photography. 'Photography/Inspiration'-Readings of Architectural Inspiration Through Photographs, collects the thoughts of renowned architects regarding a photograph of their choice. Only 5 professional photographers, among which Duccio, have been invited to participate directly in this monograph.