Iwan Baan

Urban documentarian
Photographer Iwan Baan captures the many ways people shape their shared built environment — from glossy starchitecture to handmade homes.

Why you should listen

Iwan Baan's interest in human connection is reflected in his ability to shift from architectural photographer to documentarian. In his photos of informal communities around the world, he shows how vernacular architecture and placemaking serve as examples of human ingenuity. His photography is a window into the world around us.

 

Iwan Baan’s TED talk

Iwan Baan on the TED Blog