Dr Nigel Green is a photographer, artist and lecturer. He has exhibited and published many photographic projects that document genres of modernist architecture across the UK, Europe and the former Eastern Bloc. He also works in the collaboration Photolanguage (Nigel Green & Robin Wilson) which was founded in 1998 to document the legacy of modern architecture and landscape through arts-based methods of research.
In 2008 he completed a practice-based PhD at the University for the Creative Arts 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, Calais Vu Par 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, Reconstruction, which was exhibited and published in Amiens in March 2010.
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.
In recent years he has returned to countries formerly within Eastern Europe to document the architecture of Soviet modernism. The publication, Katowice, a documentation of the Soviet era architecture of the city was published by Silverhill Press in 2018.
He has also undertaken extensive documentation of the Brutalist architecture of Paris as part of a Blue Crow Media commission and Photolanguage project, part of which was shown at the Barbican in 2019. The publication, Brutalist Paris was published in 2023. He has also taken the photographs for eleven Blue Crow Media architecture maps.