Select publications and interviews
Photograph Magazine, a bi-monthly and online publication for photo curators, collectors, dealers and critics featured the Schoolyard image from my Blue Sky Days series in their Jan/Feb 2016 issue. Below is an excerpt from the article by Jordan G. Teicher, which is titled The Shifting Borders of Photojournalism and Fine Art Photography: “Disturbed by the lack of a visual record of America’s drone… read more.
My photo story about a 400-year old Peruvian city being devoured by an open-pit mine was published on Dec. 2 by National Geographic. I spent two months in the high Andes city of Cerro de Pasco documenting the wounded land and poisoned children effected by irresponsible mining practices. The mine is run by Volcan and its local subsidiary Cerro SAC.… read more.
The morning after the November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris, I anxiously walked toward the Bataclan concert hall on boulevard Voltaire. I’d spent most of the night following the news as coordinated attacks devastated civilian targets across the French capital. It was the most violent night in Paris since WWII. As I made my way from Saint Germain, past Bastille… read more.
A television interview with me on Télématin, France’s most-watched morning program, was broadcast on September 15 on the France 2 channel. The segment featured my Blue Sky Days project, which is part of the traveling World Press Photo exhibition. The photos are on display in the Azzedine Alaïa gallery in Paris through September 27.
Emission en français Live television interviews about my Blue Sky Days drone photo project were broadcast on France 24 on September 4, 2015. The interview in French was conducted by Louise Dupont, and the English segment was lead by Eve Jackson. We spoke about the rise of drones both in their military capacity and their growing popularity among law enforcement agencies. We also discussed the… read more.
The New York Times Magazine reviewed my Blue Sky Days drone project in their July 26, 2015 Sunday Magazine. The article, titled “The Unquiet Sky,” explores the beauty and menace of aerial photography. It was written by award-winning novelist and Times photography critic Teju Cole: “…The slippage between the domestic and the threatening aspects of aerial surveillance is something the photographer Tomas van… read more.
(Video originally shown at the ICP Infinity Awards on March 30, 2015) Part of the Blue Sky Days drone project. Photography and video by Tomas van Houtryve Directed by Brian Storm Edited by Time McLaughlin Interview filmed by Andrew Ellis Motion Graphics by Joe Fuller
TIME Magazine published a 10-page spread of my Blue Sky Days drone project in their Dec. 29, 2014 issue. The work is also viewable on TIME.com as a 15-image slideshow. The photo essay was edited by Myles Little, and the accompanying text was written by TIME’s book critic and lead technology writer, Lev Grossman: When a drone looks at a… read more.
On Friday, I saw a preview of the Watching You, Watching Me group exhibition at the Open Society Foundations in New York City. The show features my Blue Sky Days drone project and nine other visual artists around the theme of surveillance. The show opens to the public on Tuesday Nov. 4 and will be visible though May 8, 2015. Leading up… read more.