Benjamin Antony Monn

Benjamin Antony Monn

*1978 in Munich

Right from the beginning, the focus of Benjamin A. Monn’s photographic work concentrates on the occupation with architectural photography. Monn knowingly defies the genre’s established aim - namely the documentation and identification of buildings – and works on a new definition of architectural photography.   

Since 2002 he is generating several groups of work parallel to each other. 





Awards & Achievements:

2011 1st prize 2011 Photography & Illustration Awards / Category - Architecture / Canada
2010 1st prize Fotoforum Award 2010 / Category - Abstract
2010 Nominated International Masters Cup / Category - Abstract & Portrait
2009 Nominated International New York Photo Award 09 / Category - Book Project
2009 Nominated International Color Award 09 / Category - Architecture
2008 12 honorable mentions International Photography Award / California
2008 1st and 2nd prize Prix de la Photographie Paris/ France
2008 6th prize Rodenstock Photo Award International / Germany
2008 Nominated Sony World Photography Award / Cannes
2008 Honored and selected Celeste Art Prize 08 / Berlin-Germany
2008 1st prize Hasselblad Master Award / Category - Architecture
2005 3rd prize Nikon Photo Contest International / Category - Documentary


2010 Solo Exhibition "BAM Photography" at Designraum / Munich
2009 Group Exhibition "Hasselblad Masters 08" at Gallery Contributed / Berlin
2009 Group Exhibition „Uprising Six" at Gallery Candela Project / Munich
2009 Group Exhibition "Hasselblad Masters 08" at Gallery Villa Ruh / Zingst
2008 Group Exhibition "Px3 Award" at Gallery Acte 2 / Paris, France
2008 Group Exhibition "Perfect Form Rodenstock Award" at IHK Artrium / Munich
2007 Solo Exhibition "Fragmente" at Gallery A/K/A / Munich, Germany
2005 Solo Exhibition "Robots" at Serviceplan AD-Agency / Munich, Germany
2005 Group Exhibition "Part One charity exhibition" at Alte Gaertnerei / Munich
2005 Solo Exhibition "A-Symmetrie" at Artroom Felix / Munich, Germany
2004 Group Exhibition "Heimweg Projekt" at Museum Haus der Kunst / Munich
2004 Group Exhibition "Heimweg Projekt" at Gallery Martin Kudlek / Cologne
2004 Group Exhibition "Heimweg Projekt" at Gallery Zink & Gegner / Munich



  • Helica
  • Ohne Titel
  • Cassida
  • Space Odyssey
  • Saba
  • Menelik


The approach of a self-contained image composition proceeds in Monn's third group of work: established since 2004, the project FRAGMENTE is based on a new construction of architectural forming and space details on the computer. Afterwards, the digital produced photo is exposed on photo base paper. For the surface's construction of the black and white creations, architectural fragments are reflected once or several times. By repeating and reflecting the forms symmetrically, geometrical-ornamental patterns develop in a way, which serves rather the screen's structuring than the reproduction of a real layout. Consequently, the fragmental constructions don't simulate real space conditions, but create new futuristically inspired fictive spaces. For CASSIDA the photograph installed - for the very first time -two different parts of structure: Fragments out of Renzo Piano´s museum Paul Klee at Bern and pieces out of Tadao Ando´s Vitra Design museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. The non-scaled fragments' composition was created in a process of experiments, lasting for months, resembling a never-ending puzzle. In the end a figurative structure of a mask respectively robot was formed.


Title: Menelik

Year: 2005

Print: Lightjet Monochrome Print


Art-Nr.: ID-BAM-Fr-07

  • 50cm x 50cmEdition limited to: 5 + 2 AP

  • 100cm x 100cmEdition limited to: 5 + 2 AP

  • 150cm x 150cmEdition limited to: 3 + 1 AP

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