Iñaki Bergera (Vitoria 1972) received his Degree in Architecture (1997) and PhD (2002) from ETSAN
in Pamplona, Spain, with a dissertation awarded and published by the Fundación Caja de Arquitectos.
Funded by the Fundación ‘la Caixa’, he also graduated with distinction from Harvard University in 2002
with a Masters Degree in Architecture (MDesS). He is Associate Professor of Architectural Design at
the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Zaragoza, having taught formerly at
the ETSAN (1997-2007) and at the Universidad Europea in Madrid (2007-09). He has been a visiting
teacher and guest critic at the London Architectural Association, Harvard GSD, TEC and CEDIM in
Monterrey and the Schools of Architecture of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Bologna-Cesena
and Lisbon Technical University.
Devoted to photography since 1995, in 2001 he studied photography at the Harvard School of Visual
Arts, with the British photographer Chris Killip, taking as well a course on Architectural Photography with
the professional photographer Gerry Kopelow. Ever since then, he has been passionately involved in
photography both as practice and as scholarly assignment, understanding architecture and photography
as interdisciplinary parallel discourses. Starting with his own practice in collaboration with Iñigo Beguiristain
he began to receive professional architectural photography commissions and his series have been
published on prestigious professional international media like Casabella, A10, The Architects' Journal,
Detail, Arquitectura Viva, Baunetz or ArchDaily. Along with that, his interest in contemporary urban and
hybrid landscapes and buildings has lead him to produce an intensive and coherent photo work displayed
in several solo exhibitions.
He is currently involved in a rigorous theoretical research on issues related to architectural photography.
He is the Main Researcher of the Research Project "Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain
1925-65" sponsored by the 6th National Research Plan I+D+i of the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y
Competitividad running from 2013 to 2015. He has been Visiting Scholar in world celebrated institutions
like the CCA in Montreal, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the Center of Creative Photography
in Arizona or Columbia University and the International Center of Photography in New York, and the results
of this research have been presented in international conferences and published in books and journals.
He belongs to several international research teams like the EAHN Urban Photography, Film and Video
group and, in collaboration with Ricardo Lampreave, he organizes the yearly Symposium “Architecture
and Photography” in Zaragoza.
'Latent Talent'. SCAN Tarragona International Photography Festival. Tarragona. Oct.16 / Dec. 20, 2014
'Twentysix (Abandoned) Gasoline Stations'. Sala Amarica. Vitoria. Dec. 12, 2013 / Feb. 16, 2014.
'P.O.P. in Progress (Prevalence Offering Potentialities)'. New York. April 2013.
'Postales desde el Limbo'. Zaragoza. December 2011.
'The Other Grandes Vías. Looking at Their Time'. Ministry of Housing, Government of Spain, Madrid.
Jul. 1 / Sept. 5, 2010 (Included in the Program PhotoEspaña 2010).
'Objects in Landscape'. Caja Vital. Vitoria-Gasteiz. May 25 / Jun. 18, 2010.
'Nature and Artifice'. Aoiz, Navarra. Jul. 16 / Aug. 29, 2010.
'Ottomans'. Sociedad Fotográfica de San Sebastian. Mar. 12 / Ap. 15, 2009.
'A Tale of Two Cities'. Fundación Metrópoli. Madrid. Ap. 3 / Jun. 31, 2008.
'America, Urban Landscape'. Pabellón Mixtos Ciudadela. Ayto. Pamplona. Sept. 14 / Oct. 22, 2006.
'Fragments of Architecture'. Fotogalería Iruña, Pamplona. Mar. 10 / Ap. 7, 2005.
Latent Talent (collective). Ajuntament de Tarragona, Generalitat de Catalunya, Tarragona, 2014.
159 p., Català/Spanish/English, ISBN 974-84-938610-5-6, 17x23cm.
Historia de dos ciudades. Fundación Metrópoli, Madrid, 2008.
32 p., Spanish/English, ISBN 978-84-612-2424-1, 22x24 cm.
Los senderos de la luz. Ediciones Nobel, Asturias, 2007.
230 p., Spanish/English,, ISBN 978-84-8459-178-8, 29x32 cm.
América, Paisaje Urbano. Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, 2006.
84 p., Spanish/English, ISBN 84-95930-23-4, 22x22 cm.
Jornada de Arquitectura y Fotografía 2012. Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, Institución Fernando
el Católico. Zaragoza, 2013.
99 p., Spanish, ISBN 978-84-15770-40-4, 16,5x21 cm.
La Ilusión de la Luz. Arquitecturas y Fotografías del Siglo XX. Lampreave Ed., Madrid, 2012.
120 p., Spanish, ISBN 978-84-615-8399-7, 21x17 cm.
Jornada de Arquitectura y Fotografía 2011. Institución Fernando el Católico. Zaragoza, 2011.
127 p., Spanish, ISBN 978-84-9911-147-616, 16,5x21 cm.
Conferences and Symposiums
'In-between the Rural and the Urban: A quick reading of Contemporary Landscape Photography'.
Workshop EAHN Urban Image Group. Brussels, May 30, 2012.
'Nuevos paisajes, nuevas miradas'. Proyectos integrados de arquitectura, paisaje y urbanismo.
Jaca (Huesca), Jun. 28-30, 2011.
'Shulman vs. Kindel: A Critical Review of the Role of Photography in the Development of Modern Movement'.
Living in the Urban Modernity, 11th International Docomomo Conference, UNAM, Mexico City, 2010.
'Modern Mirages. On Photographer Architects', Arquitectura Viva, no. 153 (June 2013): 16-21.
'Architects’ Photo Portraits: Identities and Propaganda', Ra Magazine, no. 14, (June 2012): 89-99.
'An Architectural Look' and 'A Stair in Ronchamp', Formas de Arquitectura y Arte, no. 18 (2008): 22-25.
'Landscapes of Light', Contraluz, no. 22 (May 2009): 15-38.
'Berlin, Pending Places', Contraluz, no. 21 (November 2008): 8-14.
'New York or Utopia', Contraluz, no. 20 (May 2008): 39-41.
'On Fragments and Details III', Contraluz, no. 13 (November 2004): 14-15.
'On Fragments and Details II', Contraluz, no. 12 (May 2004): 8-9.
'On Fragments and Details I', Contraluz, no. 11 (November 2003): 34-35.
'Architecture and Photography', Contraluz, no. 10 (May 2003): 34-35.
'Architects and Photographers'. Chair of the Session on the Conference 'Still Architecture. Photography,
Vision, Cultural Transmission'. University of Cambridge, Dept. of Architecture. May 2012.
'Architecture and Photography'. Symposium co-organizer with Prof. Ricardo Lampreave, Institución Fernando
el Católico - CSIC, Colegio de Arquitectos de Aragón, Demarcación de Zaragoza, Feb. 2011 and Feb. 2012.