Thomas Jorion

‘Veduta’, ‘Vestiges d’Empire’


Thomas Jorion (France, 1976), is a self-taught photographer based in Paris, who travels around the world with his 4×5' large-format analog camera, searching for ancient and once majestic architectures currently abandoned and in ruins, and photographing them. In 2013, the publishing house La Martinière published Silencio, compiling a large part of the snapshots taken to date. Between 2013 and 2016 Jorion focused his exploration on the former French colonies, giving rise to the series ‘Vestiges d’Empire’ and to a second book. Since then, he has been working on ‘Veduta,’ a project of almost ten years in which he portrays 18th and 19th century palaces, gardens, and villas from all over Italy... [+]

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