This is a revised edition of my original book, "Hallowed Spaces," a collection of black and white photographs of architectural space that seek to capture and convey the essence of place. This version is a larger format and contains additional images.
About the AuthorBernice Williams
Berenike Chicago, Illinois, USA
Originally I studied painting and sculpture. I took my first photography course primarily out of curiosity, but it soon became my preferred creative medium.
From 1998 to 2001, I worked as an artist in Egypt on a project documenting inscriptions on temple walls. During that time I continued with my photography, primarily concentrating on the architectural space and details of ancient Egyptian monuments and the Islamic structures in Cairo.
My photographs have been shown in both group and solo exhibitions and have won several awards.
My favorite subject is architectural imagery, but I tend to photograph whatever captures my eye or imagination. Since I began looking through a lens, I realized that I was searching for beauty with my camera. I will always be totally fascinated by the ability to capture a fleeting magical moment of beauty through the mechanism of light passing through a lens, and then being able to hand over that same moment to someone else.
Publish Date July 02, 2011
Category Fine Art Photography
Tags architectural details, Louvre Museum, black and white, Khan el-Khalili, University of Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Theological Seminary, Art Institute of Chicago, Fine Art, Islamic Cairo, Islamic architecture, Olivier Sednaoui, Beyt Nessim, Beyt Abydos, Architecture, design, shadow, pattern, stairs, Rookery, lightwell, light, archaeology, Abydos, Luxor, Egypt, Cairo, Paris, mosque, mashrabiya, adobe, mudbrick