Select publications and interviews
I was invited by the VII Interactive Book Club to discuss my Lines and Lineage book with Sally Martin Katz of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The conversation was originally streamed live online on 3 May 2020. We discussed the inspiration and key message of the book, the 19th-century process employed, and the place of the work… read more.
Leica Akademie France is hosting online conferences with photographers during the “stay at home” period of the coronavirus outbreak. I was invited to participate on 23 April 2020. In this recording of the French language video-conference, I share my early career path and my methodology for approaching photography projects. You can see more online conferences hosted by Leica France… read more.
The Smithsonian Magazine published my photo series on the 19th century invention of hiking by Claude-François Denecourt in the May 2020 issue. I used my vintage collodion camera and glass plates to make the images in the forest of Fontainebleau. The text by Elaine Sciolino is copied below. SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE | May 2020 The magic of the forest revealed itself… read more.
The New Yorker featured video that I filmed on the streets of Paris, France in late March 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The French magazine, Fisheye, reviewed and featured my Lines and Lineage book in their February 2020 issue. The web version of the article, written by Michaël Naulin, is copied below in the original French: L’album manquant de l’histoire américaine “Le projet Lines and Lineage de Tomas van Houtryve illustre à travers des portraits de descendants une période méconnue de… read more.
Renowned visual artist Renate Aller selected Lines and Lineage as her Favorite Photo Book of 2019. Her endorsement can be found on PHOTO-EYE and is copied below: In his exceptionally beautifully printed book, Lines and Lineage, Tomas van Houtryve recontextualizes and corrects the narratives and mythologies of the Far West as they had been mis-presented in the American awareness… read more.
PHOTO-EYE has selected Lines and Lineage as their book of week. The review by Arista Slater-Sandoval is copied below: Book of the Week: Selected by Arista Slater-Sandoval Lines and Lineage Photographs by Tomas van HoutryveRadius Books, Santa Fe, USA, 2019. 10×12″ When parents and grandparents share stories with us that have been passed down from generation to generation, it illuminates and… read more.
In conjunction with the Lines and Lineage solo exhibition at the Baudoin Lebon gallery in Paris, I was interviewed about the work on display. In the video, I explain the motivation for the Lines and Lineage, the artistic approach and the 19th-century photographic technique. My Divided video installation is also briefly explained. The video was filmed by Antoine Mossessian… read more.
Corresponding with the solo exhibition of Lines and Lineage in Paris, L’Œil de la Photographie published a review of the work. Copied below is the french version. Access the article in english here. “Dans son dernier ouvrage, Tomas van Houtryve s’est fixé une tâche difficile: créer des photographies qui reflètent une période de l’histoire américaine qui n’existe pas. Il… read more.