Norman McGrath, American

Norman McGrath is a well known and respected photographer of the world’s great buildings and architecture. Every major architectural publication has featured his images. His book, Photographing Buildings Inside and Out, has sold more than 47,000 copies. His long career includes a wide variety of work for many well-known architects and designers. McGrath co-authored for Princeton Architectural Press, the books Manhattan Skyscrapers with text by Eric Nash with a 2005 revision, and Skyscraper Rivals a book featuring four early New York buildings, with text by Daniel Abramson. New York's Pennsylvania Stations, by Hilary Ballon was published in April 2002, with photo essay by Norman McGrath. In 1985, the A.I.A. selected McGrath for its Institute Honor and the New York chapter of the A.I.A. awarded him a special citation for photography in 1999. In 2001, Norman McGrath had a solo exhibit of his black and white photographs at The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. Many of these images were included in the Katonah General Store Gallery solo exhibit in 2002 and 2005 which also included a major selection of his environmental panoramas, part of a personal project started in the mid nineties.

In addition to his assignment work, Norman McGrath gives seminars and teaches with The Maine Photographic Workshops and The Palm Beach Photo Workshops.

London born photographer Norman McGrath was educated in Ireland where he earned an engineering degree at Trinity College, Dublin. His father was the Australian-born architect and author, Raymond McGrath. After working in Dublin for a year or so as a structural engineer, McGrath moved to New York in 1956. Over the next five years, he gradually made the transition into the field of professional photography, specializing in architecture and interiors.

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