Photographer Tomas van Houtryve on documenting renovation of Notre-Dame Cathedral
27 April 2023 | 11:49 am
Award-winning photographer, artist and filmmaker Tomas van Houtryve was selected to visually document the devastation wrought by the massive blaze that ripped through Paris's Notre-Dame Cathedral four years ago. Over the course of 12 months, he enjoyed rare access to the monument and the teams assigned to painstakingly restore it to its former glory.
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