Select publications and interviews
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.
On April 15, 2019 a fire devastated the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Images of the spire and roof engulfed in flames were transmitted around the world, showing a symbol of France and a repository of history at a dramatic moment of distress. On assignment for CNN, I photographed the city of Paris after the smoke cleared. The story and… read more.
The New York Times featured my Lines and Lineage series on April 3, 2019. The article written by Simon Romero, national correspondent for the Times, is copied below: What if Mexico Still Included California, Nevada and Texas? ALBUQUERQUE — Mention the border with Mexico these days and dystopian images might come to mind: Agents detaining children in a holding… read more.
Photograph Magazine featured a portfolio and review of my Lines and Lineage project in their January/February 2019 issue. The column was written by Elisabeth Biondi, independent curator and the former Visuals Editor of The New Yorker. The review is copied below, and the portfolio is available only in the print issue of Photograph: “In his latest work, Tomas van… read more.
One hundred years after the end of the First World War, I retraced the Western Front and examined how the conflict had touched my family. My journal and personal family photos were published as a mulltimedia feature by the Smithsonian to mark the centennial of the November 11, 1918 armistice. The travelogue is copied below. I. Inspiration I… read more.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, the Smithsonian Magazine published my photographs of the Western Front in the October issue with an comprehensive article written by William Vollmann. A selection of my images can be seen below. The colour photos were taken with a Leica M, and the black and white photos were taken with a large-format… read more.