Bronze / 2019 / Fine Art / Abstract

Sous la lumière - Under the light

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Abstract
  • Photographer
    Christoph Montebelli

The series “Sous la lumière” describes modernistic rhythms in the cityscapes of three fascinating metropolises in the Mediterranean and Africa, which are now famous for their architectural avant-gardism: Tel Aviv, Casablanca and Dakar. The series searches for abstract beauty in the facades of modernistic and Bauhaus buildings mainly erected between the 1930s and the 1960s, but also later. The name of the project relates to a quote of one of the fathers of modernism, Le Corbusier, according to whom architecture is “the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled under the light“.

Christoph Montebelli is an emerging German/Austrian photography artist and writer working between Europe in Africa. His photographic work focuses on urbanism and architecture. He holds degrees from the universities of Rome and Yale, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar. Christoph's work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, Essaouira (Morocco) and other places.