Butabu - Adobe Architecture
of West Africa
James Morris, photographer
Suzanne Preston Blier, author
James Morris is a Britain-based photographer specializing in architecture and cultural landscapes. His work with both contemporary architects and historical and vernacular building projects has taken him across Europe, North America, Egypt, Yemen, Morocco and West Africa. His work appears in magazines, books and exhibitions.
In 1999 and 2000, he photographed mud architecture in Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ghana and Burkina Faso, of which these 60 photographs represent a small sample. In 2002 he was awarded a Graham Foundation grant to produce a touring exhibition. His photographs also appear in "Butabu - Adobe Architecture of West Africa," authored by Suzanne Preston Blier, published in 2003 by Princeton Architectural Press. [See review in the Guardian.]
ArchNet thanks Mr. Morris for sharing his work. All of the images below were photographed by and copyrighted to James Morris. For further inquiries, please contact: email@example.com.