Erieta Attali, PhD
Architecture and Landscape Photographer

ERIETA ATTALI, photographer

Erieta Attali is an architecture and fine art landscape photographer with photographic work expanding from Eurasia to Australia and the Americas.


Attali has devoted over two decades to exploring the relationship between architecture and the landscape at the edges of the world. Her photography interrogates how extreme conditions and demanding terrains provoke humankind to reorient and center itself through architectural responses.


After studying Photography at Goldsmiths, University of London, she continued as a research fellow at the School of Architecture, Columbia University in NYC with the support of Fulbright Foundation and Waseda University in Tokyo with the support of Japan Foundation. She completed her PhD at the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.


From 1992 to 2002 Attali extensively photographed excavation sites and archeological findings working for the Greek Ministry of Culture throughout Greece and in various monuments and excavation sites in Italy, Turkey, France and the UK with a specialty in underground burials and wall paintings.


Attali is recipient of several prestigious awards and fellowships by the Fulbright Foundation, The Japan Foundation, Graham Foundation in Chicago, Dreyer’s Foundation in Denmark, Danish Arts Council, Norwegian Embassy in Copenhagen, Chilean Ministry of Culture in Santiago de Chile, the Marie Curie Research Fellowship amongst others.

Her photographic work has toured globally, featured by elite publishing houses and international design periodicals.


She has taught architectural photography at GSAPP, Columbia University between 2003 - 2018 and has lectured in several universities around the world such as University of Tokyo, University of Sydney, Architectural Association in London, Catholic University in Santiago de Chile, RMIT University in Melbourne, Technion in Haifa amongst others. Attali has been an assistant adjunct professor in Architectural Photography at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, Cooper Union, NYC since January 2020 and a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore since January 2021.


She is the editor and co-author together with Kengo Kuma of the monograph: "Glass | Wood Erieta Attali on Kengo Kuma" by Hatje Cantz (Berlin, 2015) as well as the editor and co-author together with Marc Mimram of a three volume monograph titled: "Marc Mimram: Structure | Light, Landscapes of Gravity Through the Lens of Erieta Attali" published by Hatje Cantz (Berlin, 2019).

Attali's photography monograph "Periphery | Archaeology of Light" by Hatje Cantz is the winner of the prestigious German photo book prize 19|20 under the category Conceptual Fine Art Photography.

She is preparing three new photography monographs together with Spector Books in Leipzig, ArchiTangle Books in Berlin and Hartmann Projects Verlag in Stuttgart.


Attali is a Visiting Scholar, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France and Artist in Residence at the Cite Internationale Universitaire de Paris.

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