By Design interview: Architectural photography – does it exist in an age of Instagram?

Start Date: 06 Sep 2014

End Date: 10 Sep 2014

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Above image: Richard Glover
Project: View Hill House, Victoria
Architect: Denton Corker Marshall

By Design with host Fenella Kernebone is broadcast 9am Saturday 6 October and repeated at 2pm Wednesday 10 October on ABC Radio National this week.

In the digital age where photography is instant and ubiquitous, everyone is now capable of capturing the world around them with the swipe of a smartphone.

With the rise of camera phones and the popularity of platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, photography has evolved from its origins as a studied pursuit conducted in studios into an informal way of documenting our daily lives - but has this shift created a culture of disposable images?

Richard Glover, notable architectural photographer for many prominent Australian architecture firms will be the guest on ABC Radio National's popular By Design program this week. Glover will share his perspective on the influence that technological advances may have on the future of architectural photography.

Glover's professional life has included work in both Australia and the UK, involved with leading clients including Foster & Parters, John Pawson, B&B Italia, Opera Australia, Tate Galleries and The Guardian. His wealth of experience in the field has led to roles as both a lecturer and tutor for various universities and photography institutions, while his projects and commissioned works have been exhibited by Architectural Association, Barbican Centre, Association of Photographers Gallery, RIBA, Tate Modern, Art Gallery of New South Wales and ArtBank Australia.

For more on Glover's personal photography projects and to view his extensive body of work, visit