Expert Profiles

Sue Barr

Architectural photographer

Sue Barr is an architectural photographer and tutor at the Architectural Association in London. She is also a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art. She uses digital topographical photography to research instances of beauty and sublimity within motorway architecture between the Alps and Naples.

Her work has been published in numerous international architectural journals, and her personal work has included the only examination of Gaikoku-Mura - Japanese recreations of western vernacular architecture.

With her long-term collaborator, the architectural historian Dr David Heathcote, she has written books on subjects as diverse as 1970s houses, Barbican Centre in London and the thousand year old Abbots Bromley Horn Dance. Two of their films have been exhibited in both the Arsenale and the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Sue lives and works in London and Southern Switzerland.

I am at war with the obvious... (William Eggleston)

All images © Sue Barr