DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: I. M. Pei:
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Description of Pictures: In Memoriam: I. M. Pei
May 17, 2019 – June 16, 2019
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and legacy of acclaimed architect I.M. Pei with a photograph by Armenian Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh.
Born in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, in 1917, Pei was considered one of the most influential architects to emerge in the decades following World War II. Drawn to the United States to study architecture in 1935, Pei became a U.S. citizen in 1954 and soon after founded his own architecture firm. As his reputation grew, important projects—such as the commission for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum—came his way.
Pei is recognized throughout the world for his striking, high-modernist designs. He created such iconic structures as the critically acclaimed East Wing of the National Gallery of Art (1978) and the distinctive glass pyramid that forms the entrance to the Louvre (1989). He has received many major awards, including the coveted Pritzker Prize (1983).
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(May/June) a two-day jaunt to New York City for my 62nd birthday.
That's it so far!