Irmel Kamp

Work

Irmel Kamp / Haifa: Architect and date unknown / 1996 / gelatin silver print / 20 x 24 inches (51.6 cm x 61.92 cm)

Irmel Kamp / House Habkind, September 1937- March 1938: Jacov Ginsburg / 1989 / gelatin silver print / 20 x 24 inches (51.6 cm x 61.92 cm)

Irmel Kamp / House Burda, Tel Aviv, 1935
Architect: Edgar Auerbach
/ 1992 / gelatin silver print / 20 x 24 inches (51.6 cm x 61.92 cm)

Irmel Kamp / Institut National de Radiodiffusion, 1934/36 / 1996 / gelatin silver print / 20 x 24 inches (51.6 cm x 61.92 cm)

BIO

German photographer Irmel Kamp has documented Modern Architecture of the late 1920’s through the 1930’s in nine European cultural capitals. Her resume includes Tel Aviv, New Building, 1930-39, the zinc covered houses of the Belgium-German border region, and now Brussels, Les Annees Trente, Neues Bauen, New Buildings in Brussels. Kamp has devoted her multiple decade career photographing International Style Architecture in regions overlooked for their modern architectural treasures. Through her singular approach of pure, cool neutrality, Kamp has preserved an historical record informed by contemporary tableau. Her photographic projects have enlivened debate, and encouraged preservation of buildings designed by leading architects of the era. Her recent project, Les Annees Trente, Modern Architecture in Brussels, is beginning an International Tour at the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen.

Irmel Kamp develops her prints herself. The photographs are not retouched, toned or otherwise altered from their original intention. As a photography master, Irmel is able to preserve the same directness in style and thought, as International Style requires. Kamp has exhibited in Museums in Hungary, Germany, United States, Israel, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Estonia, Czech Republic and Austria.

Press

June 29, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
October 26, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle