Select publications and interviews
I’m currently on assignment for National Geographic photographing the rebuilding of the cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris. In addition to still photography, I’ve been operating my drone inside and outside the cathedral and recording video. You can also follow my work in progress and behind the scenes access on my @TomasVH Instagram account and the @NatGeointheField Instagram account: … read more.
A live television interview about my Lines and Lineage exhibition and Divided video installation was broadcast on France 24 on 27 October 2020. The interview was conducted by Haxie Meyers-Belkin. The works are being currently shown at the Photaumnales festival in France: Lines and Lineage solo exhibition 5 Nov. 2020 — 17 Dec. 2020* Espace Matisse 101/119 rue JB Carpeaux 60100 Creil… read more.
Collector Daily wrote a very in-depth review of the Lines and Lineage monograph. The article was written by Sabrina Mandanici and is copied below: Tomas van Houtryve: Lines and Lineage By Sabrina Mandanici / In Photobooks / June 1, 2020 JTF (just the facts): Published in 2019 by Radius Books (here). Clothbound hardcover with four different cover images… read more.
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.