About

In 2008 Nigel Green completed a practice based PhD at UCA Maidstone which looked at the relationship between photography and the representation of modernist architectural space. His photographic work has been exhibited and published widely and in 2003 he completed a commission by Photoworks to document the power station complex at Dungeness in Kent. The book, which accompanied the project, was shortlisted for the 2004 Arles Festival Book Awards.

Other major projects include ‘Transmodernity: Calais Reconstruction’ (Photolanguage) which documented the reconstruction architecture of the town and was published as a book in 2001 by the Calais Museum of Fine Art. Having a long-term interest in French reconstruction architecture he completed a project for the Picardy based photographic organisation Diaphane, which was exhibited and published in Amiens in March 2010. His most recent publication, 'Katowice,' is a documentation of the Soviet era architecture of the city published by Silverhill Press, 2018.

He also works as a freelance architectural photographer and his photographs have been included in many journals, books and publications. In 2009 he was commissioned by the De La Warr Pavilion to photograph six buildings for the exhibition 'Mind into Matter' which celebrated the 175th anniversary of the RIBA and in 2012 was commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts to photograph Piccadilly for the exhibition, ‘Eros to the Ritz: 100 Years of Street Architecture’, curated by Alan Powers.

In recent years he has returned to countries formerly within Eastern Europe to document the architecture of Soviet modernism. He has also undertaken extensive documentation of the Brutalist architecture of Paris and the banlieues rouges as part of a Blue Crow Media commission and as and ongoing Photolanguage project, part of which was shown at the Barbican in 2019.

Published writings include:

‘The Transformative Interface: Fragmentation, Process and Construction in the Photographic Representation of Architecture’ published in Visioning Technologies: The Architectures of Sight, edited by Graham Cairns, Routledge, 2017.

‘Vernacular Modernism,’ Portfolio section with text published in Photography and Culture, Volume 9-Issue 3, November 2016, pp,285-2912. Taylor and Francis.

‘From the Melancholy Fragment to the Colour of Utopia: Excess and Representation in Modernist Architectural Photography’, included in Spatialities: The Geographies of Art and Architecture, edited by J.Rugg and C.Martin, Intellect Books, 2012.

Nigel came to photography through a fine art practice and continues to work on visual art projects alongside his purely photographic work. He also works in the collaborative art practice Photolanguage, which explores experimental approaches to the documentation of architecture, landscape and urban-space. see www.photolanguage.info

Nigel has worked as a sessional lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts and the University of Brighton. He currently teaches on the BA (Hons) Visual Communication: Photography course at University Centre Hastings.

Contact: Nigel@nigelgreen.info