Photography by Reinhard Görner seen at Washington DC, Washington - Library of Congress
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Item Library of Congress
Created by Reinhard Görner
As seen in Washington DC, Washington, DC

Library of Congress

Photography by Reinhard Görner, as seen in Washington DC, Washington, DC

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I photographed the library of Congress in 2017. I am working on the libraries series since five years and I saw many libraries. This was the largest hall I ever visited. We were so impressed when we entered this giant dome that we started to whisper as if we had entered a cathedral. And this was it: the cathedral of knowledge, of books, of wisdom …

Meet the Creator

Reinhard Görner

Reinhard Görner

Berlin, Germany

Pictures for Inspiration, Imagination and Beauty

“The pictures of the german photographer Reinhard Görner convey with an intimacy, depth and mystery at the same time. With his large-format camera Görner orchestrates monumental rooms like sketches of characters. The beholder is invited to follow the photographer's eye and he will be drawn into an inner space of essential tranquility.

The lightness in these pictures, the impression of depth and dimension are brought forth by a sophisticated and skilled application of photographic tools.

Reinhard Görner's photographs not only capture the beauty of the rooms they show they will actually speak to the beholder by uncovering his own innate feeling for space and dimension. The cautiously drawn circular arcs and coffered ceilings of the architecture, framed by the edges of the image, invite the spectator to step into the space and follow his own imagination. By this perspective the individual character of each site reveals itself. The spectator is either invited to wander or he may give his eyes a rest dwelling on details. The impression of space is always part of the viewers pleasure.
Görner's photographs refer to the spatial vastness great architecture has been celebrating through history and brings to reminiscence architectural periods and places, when beauty and tranquility were identical.”

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

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