Tomas van Houtryve, Photographer


TOMAS VAN HOUTRYVE, photographer

Reconstructing Notre Dame

February 15, 2023      19:00

Columbia Global Centers | Paris
4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris 6e
Photo: Tomas Van Houtryve


Tomas van Houtryve is an award-winning artist, photographer, and filmmaker whose major works interweave investigative journalism, philosophy and metaphor and are in the collections of museums around the world.  Selected to document the reconstruction of Notre Dame after the fire of 2019, he had rare access to the rebuilding, where he made images using a wide range of techniques: 19th-century wet plate collodion, traditional photo reportage, and aerial drone videography. His resulting photos appeared on the cover of National Geographic Magazine and as a special featured series inside and will be displayed as an outdoor exhibit framing the Notre Dame construction site beginning in Spring 2023. 
Tomas van Houtryve will speak to us about the experience of documenting the reconstruction and give us an avant premiere of the photos that will be displayed publicly.  His presentation will be followed by a Q&A and a coupe de champagne with him.

Reservations are required: [email protected]


February 15, 2023 at 7:00pm - 10pm
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