Ezra Stoller

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Ezra Stoller
Born(1915-05-16)May 16, 1915
DiedOctober 29, 2004(2004-10-29) (aged 89)
OccupationArchitectural photographer
ChildrenEvan Stoller, Erica Stoller

Ezra Stoller (16 May 1915 – 29 October 2004) was an American architectural photographer.

Early life[edit]

Stoller was born in Chicago. His interest in photography began while he was an architecture student at New York University, when he began making lantern slides and photographs of architectural models, drawings and sculpture. After his graduation in 1938, he concentrated on photography.


His work featured landmarks of modern architecture, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair, and Eero Saarinen's last project Bell Labs Holmdel Complex. Stoller is often cited in aiding the spread of the Modern Movement.

In 1961, he was the first recipient of a Gold Medal for Photography from the American Institute of Architects. Stoller's photographs are featured in the books Modern Architecture: Photographs by Ezra Stoller and Ezra Stoller, Photographer. In his later years, Stoller founded Esto Photographics, a commercial photography firm currently directed by his daughter Erica Stoller.

Stoller's son Evan Stoller is an architect and designer of a line of architecturally influenced modern furniture called Stoller Works.


He died in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on 29 October 2004, from complications of a stroke.


Solo Exhibit
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, 1980[1]
James Danziger Gallery, New York, 1998[1]
James Danziger Gallery, New York, 1999[1]
Rolf Ricke Gallery, Cologne, 2000[1]
Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York, 2001[1]
Henry Urbach Architecture Gallery, New York, 2002[1]
Henry Urbach Architecture Gallery, New York, 2004[1]
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown MA, 2004[1]
Danziger Projects, Summer 2007[1]
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, 2011[2]
Group Exhibit
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal[1][3][4]
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Stoller, Ezra. "Ezra Stoller". Esto. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Now Showing | Ezra Stoller". New York Times. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture". Canadian Centre for Architecture. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years At Work". Canadian Centre for Architecture. Retrieved 8 June 2020.

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