ART on FILE has contributed more than 22,000 images of contemporary architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and public art to the Artstor Digital Library.

Since 1983, founders Colleen Chartier and Rob Wilkinson have photographed global architecture and landscape architecture, public art, historic sculpture, urban design, and preservation projects. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, they have broadened their educational role, and in collaboration with ART on FILE, Artstor has sponsored photographic campaigns:


Arts Center Katenbrecht, Beurs World Trade Center, Cube Houses, Library de Boekenberg, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam Centraal Station, Schiecentrale/RTV Rijnmond, The New Institute (NAI), Waternet Rotterdam.

Buenos Aires

The Puerto Madero Waterfront district (Santiago Calatrava’s Puente de la Mujer, Philippe Starck’s Faena Hotel + Universe, Rafael Viñoly’s Fortabat Art Collection, and Cesar Pelli’s Repsol-YPF corporate tower) and the Buenos Aires Ecological Reserve.

Mexico City

Recent and modernist architecture, UNESCO world heritage sites, murals, parks, monuments, and colonial edifices.


Ancient city walls; Santralistanbul Contemporary Art Museum; the Sakirin Mosque (Hüsrev Tayla and Zeynep Fadillioglu); and the Istanbul Museum and Social History Center (Mehmet Konuralp).


Rome: the MAXXI Museum (Zaha Hadid); Museo dell’Ara Pacis (Richard Meier); Parco della Musica (Renzo Piano Building Workshop). Venice: Torre Massimiliana Cultural Centre; Sant’Erasmo Island (C+S Associati); La Giudecca (Cino Zucchi); Punta della Dogana (Tadao Ando); Isola di San Michele (David Chipperfield); Ponte della Costituzione (Santiago Calatrava).


The Musée Branly (Jean Nouvel); Le Monde (Christian de Portzamparc); Bibliothèque nationale de France (Dominique Perrault); Palace Fouquet’s Barrière (Edouard François); Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir (Feichtinger Architectes); Le Jardin Atlantique (François Brun & Michel Pena); Cité de la Mode et du Design (Jakob + MacFarlane); Institut du Monde Arabe (Jean Nouvel, Architecture Studio).


The Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theater, the People’s Square, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Pudong Riverside Promenade, the Lujiazui Central Green Belt, the Yuyuan Garden. Expo 2010 Shanghai China pavilions representing diverse countries.

United Arab Emirates

Dubai: the Burj Khalifa (Skidmore, Owings and Merrell); the Meydan Racecourse (TAK architects); the Burj Al Arab (Tom Wright of W. S. Atkins PLC); the Dubai Marina (Emaar Properties) and the Rose Tower (Khatib & Alami Group). Abu Dhabi: the Sheikh Zayed Mosque (Yousef Abdelki, architect); The Yas Hotel (Asymptote Architects); the Capital Gate (RMJM Architects).

The Netherlands, Scandinavia

Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Malmo: projects by MvRdV, Henning Larsen, Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava, 3XN, de Architekten Cie., Foster & Partners, Steven Holl, Wilkinson Eyre, Toyo Ito, Neutelings Riedijk, Lundgaard & Tranberg, Jorn Utzon, Rafael Vinoly, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Grimshaw Architects, Zaha Hadid.


Projects by Jean Nouvel Architects, Enric Miralles e Benedetta Tagliabue, EMBT, Herzog & de Meuron, Josep Lluis Mateo, MAP Architects, Albert Viaplana and Helio Pinon, Richard Rogers Partnership, Rafael Moneo.

United States
The West and Midwest, and Los Angeles, Portland and Chicago. Architects include Shigeru Ban, Santiago Calatrava, Arthur Erickson, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Herzog and de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Meier, Rafael Moneo, Morphosis, and Cesar Pelli.

UK, Germany

Berlin and London: Work by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Ulrich Wolff and Helge Pitz, Peter Eisenman, Daniel Libeskind, Foster + Partners, Alsop Architects, Richard Rogers Partnership, and Wilkinson Eyre.