Tomas van Houtryve

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Tomas van Houtryve

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Tomas van Houtryve
Quai de la Gare, Paris
November 18, 2015
Paris, France
Image © Tomas van Houtryve

A group of children is lead along the banks of the Seine river along the Quai de la Gare in Paris, France, three days after coordinated terrorist attacks struck the heart of the French capital. Most schools in Paris were open.

“What I was struck by initially was, wow, look how many people are out. Cafes are open. Garbage trucks are passing by, picking up the garbage. I felt that there was this amazing sense of resilience and so many people going about their daily life despite such a horrific evening the night before.” 

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Artist Bio

Tomas van Houtryve is a conceptual artist, photographer and author whose major works interweave investigative journalism, philosophy and metaphor. Van Houtryve makes images using a wide range of processes, ranging from 19th century wet plate collodion to thermal imaging and Augmented Reality. His projects challenge our notions of identity, memory and power, often by highlighting the slippage of wartime structures into everyday life. Van Houtryve’s works are widely exhibited including at the British Museum, London, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, International Center for Photography Museum, New York, Museum für Fotografie, Berlin, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels.

Product Details

Photos are museum quality, archival prints — printed by Digital Silver Imaging on Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag Satin paper. Photographs will be shipped within four weeks of purchase, along with certificates of authentication from Digital SIlver Imaging and Canson Infinity.

All Democracy in Focus Prints come with a choice of framing options. These contemporary black wood frames feature archival 4ply window mat and glazed with conservation UV acrylic. Please allow an extra 2 weeks for framing your orders.

Proceeds from the sale will be split evenly between contributing artists and CatchLight’s programs to support visual storytelling.