Framing Architecture: The Power of Photography by Rupajiwa Studio (29 September 2019)

In conjunction with The Aesthetics of Commemoration: The Mausoleum of Imam Al-Shafi’i over 800 years photography exhibition, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) is pleased to host a photography talk entitled “Framing Architecture: The Power of Photography” by Rupajiwa Studio.

 The details are as following:

Date      : 29th September 2018 (Saturday)

Time     : 10.30 AM – 1 PM

Venue   : Education Wet Workshop, IAMM

Photography has been shaping the public’s perception of architecture over the past century. Even more so in these modern days, the narrative of architecture is captured in series of photographs. Photography helps bring architecture to a wider audience; in doing so, influences the way we perceive and relate to our surrounding. It is this ability to influence perception that makes photography a powerful tool in historical documentation and communicating architecture.

Rupajiwa Studio will discuss the connections in framing architecture via three projects: a historic mosque, a contemporary mosque, and a royal palace.


Formed in 2000 by Wan Fuad and Airul Azli, Rupajiwa Studio or Rupajiwa has actively involved in several arts and cultural events. In 2006, Rupajiwa has organized and showcased their works in a joint-exhibition with a collective of experimental photographers in Sepetik Telunjuk Photo Exhibition in Tempinis Galeri Bangsar. Since then, Rupajiwa has been involved in several art exhibitions and collaborate with a few local and international visual artists.

Rupajiwa focused on Architectural Photography since 2008, serving top architecture firms, developers and private clients in Malaysia and Singapore and also several international assignments.

Rupajiwa believes in manifesto of futurism, in which admired tectonics youth spirits, detailing and industrial city; all that represent the technological triumph of humanity over nature.

Seats are limited.

For further enquiries or to register, send your details to the Education Department at or call  03-2092 7032 / 7033 / 7034 / 7038.