Panel discussion about documentary photography practices and new visions.
Saturday, 12 November, 2022, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Réfectoire des Cordeliers
RIVP 15 Rue de l’École de Médecine
Featuring CatchLight Global Fellows Tomas van Houtryve and Aida Muluneh, moderated by Sally Martin Katz of the SFMOMA.
Both Ethiopian artist Aida Muluneh and Paris-based photographer Tomas van Houtryve started their careers as traditional photojournalists to then expand their practices into fine art. Come hear from these artists speak about new approaches in photography for empathy and social change.
Free event. Reservations required.
National Geographic published my portrait series of the workers involved in the Notre-Dame cathedral of Paris. The article, written by Rob Kunzig, is copied below. View the full feature with additional photographs here. . . . . . Notre Dame portraits celebrate restoration with vintage photography We learned to restore the past at the same time and place that… read more.
In advance of the US premiere of Far West, The Hidden History, I was interviewed by Chelsea Reidy, associate director of the Taos Center for the Arts. We spoke about the genesis for this documentary film and approaches to photography and documentary work in general. You can listen to the entire episode on Apple podcasts. The film will be screened… read more.
FAR WEST – The Hidden History
Documentary | 55 minutes | Co-directed by Mathilde Damoisel and Tomas van Houtryve
March 26, 2022, 5:00pm – Screening followed by panel with Gomeo Bobelu, Anita Rodriguez, Simon Romero and Tomas van Houtryve. Moderated by David Silva.
Taos Center for the Arts
145 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Seating is limited, register in advance
In this documentary film, based on the book Lines and Lineage, photographer Tomas van Houtryve reveals the hidden legacy of the Far West through retracing the US-Mexico border that existed before 1848, when the US military invaded and occupied the northern Mexican territories, known today as Texas, California, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Van Houtryve photographs the descendants of families that have lived in these lands since before the American conquest as they contribute their own overlooked stories to our common history and push back on the founding myths of the American Frontier.
Gomeo Bobelu is Shiwi (Zuni) born into the Badger Clan and Child of the Corn Clan. He is a photographer, graphic illustrator, silversmith, and mentor.
Anita Rodriguez is an artist, painter, writer, enjarradora and community organizer in Taos, NM.
Simon Romero is a National Correspondent for The New York Times, based in Albuquerque and covering the Southwest. He joined The Times in 1999 and has held positions including Brazil Bureau Chief, Andes Bureau Chief and global energy correspondent, based in Houston. He was born and raised in northern New Mexico, and graduated with honors from Harvard College.
Tomas van Houtryve is a Paris based artist, photographer and filmmaker whose major works interweave investigative journalism, philosophy and metaphor. Van Houtryve makes images using a wide range of processes, ranging from 19th-century wet plate collodion to thermal imaging and Augmented Reality. His projects challenge our notions of identity, memory and power, often by highlighting the slippage of wartime structures into everyday life. A selection of van Houtryve’s formal honors include a World Press Photo award, the ICP Infinity Award, POY Photographer of the Year, the Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents and numerous others.
CNN featured my photographs and aerial drone video of the Notre-Dame cathedral of Paris in a segment broadcast on February 2, 2022. National Geographic journalist Robert Kunzig was interviewed during the segment. The broadcast was timed with the publication of National Georgraphic Magazine’s cover story on the rebuilding of Notre-Dame. Previous television coverage featuring my work on Notre-Dame appeared on… read more.
My work on the rebuilding of the Notre-Dame cathedral of Paris was featured in the January, 2022 National Geographic Photography newsletter, written by Whitney Johnson, Director of Visual and Immersive Experiences at NatGeo. It went out to nearly five million readers. The newsletter is copied below. . . . . . PHOTOGRAPHING NOTRE DAME THE BIG TOPIC: THE WORK… read more.
National Geographic custom-built an interactive webpage to showcase my drone videography of the Notre-Dame cathedral of Paris. The dedicated page allows viewers to navigate through five sections of the cathedral during reconstruction: the spire, the crossing, the nave, the bell towers and the side chapels. For each section, a 3D model highlights the area of the church, and multiple drone videos… read more.
To coincide with my National Geographic cover story on Notre-Dame, I was interviewed by Amy Briggs, executive editor of National Geographic History magazine, for Nat Geo’s Overheard podcast. We spoke about how I worked with rope access technicians and aerial drones to photograph the historic reconstruction of the Notre-Dame cathedral of Paris. You can listen to the full episode… read more.
The TODAY show, one of the most-watched programs on American television, featured my photographs and aerial drone video of of the Notre-Dame cathedral of Paris in a segment broadcast on Jan. 18, 2022. Correspondent Keir Simmons briefly interviewed me in Paris about using my 19th-century camera to photograph the cathedral. The show was timed with the publication of National Georgraphic… read more.