This, combined with many libraries’ stunning architecture, is what encouraged a French photographer Franck Bohbot to travel the world in search of some of the most extraordinary book havens out there, and to photograph them. His ongoing project, House of Books, aims to “offer a new approach in terms of atmosphere, colors and composition.”
“I wanted to have a powerful and monumental way of shooting libraries to pay tribute to the books, the people who work there and the architects,” stated Bohbot in an interview for The Independent. “It is about the power of knowledge. Nothing is more important after health in our world. Knowledge means everything to understand each other, to tell stories and to archive history.”
Bohbot lives in New York and apart from his project on libraries, he has already photographed swimming pools, theatres, city streets, bars, train stations, museums, fairs, courts, barbershops, workers and night scenes. As part of his House of Books project, he has visited Rome and Paris so far and plans to visit countries in Europe, South America, Asia and North America in the future.
His work includes:
Biblioteca Angelica, Rome
See image above
Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne, Paris
Bibliotheque Sainte Genevieve, Paris
Bibliotheque de l’Hotel de Ville
See more http://www.franckbohbot.com/portfolio
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