Biography

Erieta Attali, PhD
Architecture and Landscape Photographer

ERIETA ATTALI, photographer

Erieta Attali was born in Tel Aviv and grew up in Istanbul and Athens.

She currently resides between New York and Paris, photographing the work of contemporary architects from around the world.

Attali began her photographic career in 1993 as a landscape and archaeology photographer with a specialty in underground burial sites. During the past twenty years, she has been preoccupied primarily with architectural and landscape photography, with a body of work spanning from Europe to the Americas and from Asia to Australia, sponsored by national and academic institutions globally.

Her work has been shown in several exhibitions and is the subject of many monographs. The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne, Australia, has acquired her work for its permanent collection.

After receiving her master’s in photography from Goldsmiths, University of London, Attali continued her studies as visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, in New York with support of the Fulbright Foundation, and at Waseda University, Tokyo, with the support of the Japan Foundation. She holds a PhD from the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Attali has taught architectural photography at GSAPP, Columbia University as an adjunct assistant professor between 2003 - 2018. She has been a visiting professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Faculty of Architecture, The Catholic University of Chile, School of Architecture, the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen, Architectural Association in London, RMIT in Melbourne, University of Tokyo, Technion in Haifa, Israel, and the University of Sydney among others.

Attali is currently a research fellow at the Académie d’architecture in Paris and an artist-in-residence at the Cité internationale des arts conducting a photographic survey on Paris and the Seine. 

Attali together with Kengo Kuma published the photography monograph titled Glass | Wood, Erieta Attali on Kengo Kuma by Hatje Cantz Verlag (Berlin, 2015) and she is the author and editor of Periphery | An Archaeology of Light, published by Hatje Cantz Verlag (Berlin, 2018) amongst other publications. 

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