DPI Alum Janna Ireland spotlights architect Paul Williams' legacy for NYTimes

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022

outdoor black and white photo of building facade shaped like a pointed seashell or similar style

Janna Ireland’s 2022 photograph, “Paul Revere Williams’s La Concha Motel, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1961,” stars in a new exhibition about the architectural legacy of Williams in the West. (c)Janna Ireland. via NYTimes.com)

In her NYTimes article "A Photographer Follows Paul Revere Williams Into the West", as well as her book, Regarding Paul R. Williams: A Photographer’s View, artist and DPI Alumna Janna Ireland explores the work and legacy of architect Paul Revere Williams through a series of intimate black-and-white photographs.

Ireland gives the reader a vision of Williams that is both universal and highly personal. More than a book of architectural photographs, Regarding Paul R. Williams is the result of one artist’s encounter with another, connecting across different generations within the same city.

Ireland was recently interviewed for LATimes.com as part of Image issue 11, “Renovation,” where the publication explores the architecture of everyday life — and what it would look like to tear it all down. Read the whole issue below after link.

self portrait of the artist photographer Janna Ireland

Self-portrait by Ireland taken while photographing a Williams house, Rancho San Rafael, in Reno, Nev., 2021. (c) Janna Ireland