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VIEW is a British picture library representing the archives of over 50 photographers with a special interest in architecture and design. Our photographers are carefully chosen for the quality and range of their international work. From Ando to Foster to Zumthor, we have thoughtful photography in individual personal styles. Whether you need pictures of an airport, a staircase, a pediment or a pop-up bar, the VIEW collection can supply an evocative image to fill the page, or the frame.. read more


  • Battersea power station

    Battersea power station


    VIEW photographers have been photographing the regeneration of Battersea Power Station since the early days of its transformation.The archive is filling up with shoots of the completed restoration and the repurposing of the iconic Grade II* listed building. Search our collection to tour the building through the lens of different VIEW photographers.

  • modern English interiors

    modern English interiors

    ©Andy Stagg
    Contemporary conversion of a London terrace

  • VIEW at the Pompidou

    VIEW at the Pompidou

    ©Dennis Gilbert

    Dennis Gilbert’s striking shot of Hong Kong International Airport is one of many images from our archive currently on display at the Centre Pompidou’s impressive retrospective tracing the career of Sir Norman Foster.
    We are delighted to have worked with Foster + Partners and the Centre Pompidou on imagery for the exhibition.


  • Norman Foster architecture

                    VIEW Pictures is delighted to have licensed the lead image for the Centre Pompidou’s new Norman Foster exhibition. The shot, taken by long-time VIEW photographer, Edmund Sumner, is being used to promote the prestigious Parisian retrospective, charting Sir Norman Foster’s remarkable six-decade-long career. Sumner recounts the story… Read more »

  • India Book

      A work of labour and commitment – finally published in 2021 Edmund Sumner and the Modern Indian House; projects he documented over the years.


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