I'm looking for a way to unify triviality, literality, ordinary things with elevation, verticality and transcendence.


— Thomas Block Humery

Thomas Block Humery born in Paris in 1971 is a french-german artist living and working in Paris. He received a Master of Arts degree from Panthéon-Sorbonne University. 


After a decade dedicating his photographic work on young people of Nordic countries and showing his work in Reykjavik, Rovaniemi, Cologne or The Hague, he started around 2010 focusing his work in United States and on 'The Great American Vernacular Encyclopedia', a 'cathedral' project in constant progress exploring the American territory as ordinary and transcendent experience.


In his perambulation, he examines with his 4x5 camera the banality as an enigmatic source of mystery and poetic elevation, a world both literal and cryptic. This work will be published in a series of limited edition books starting with 'The Sleeper' produced in Utah. In Paris, Block Humery collaborates with some magazines and some brands such as Dom Pérignon or Mathieu Lehanneur. 


Born in 1971

Lives and works in Paris, France


Associate's degree in French Literature, Bachelor's degree in Arts (Cinema), Master's degree in Arts (Cinema)


Solo Exhibitions


2019 Galerie f16, ‘Hautvillers Hollywood’, Paris, France
2014 NeC Galerie, Situations Paris’, Paris, France
2008 National Museum of Iceland, Portraits, Reykjavik, Iceland

Valo Gallery, ‘Great Expectations’, Rovaniemi, Finland

  Galerie du Bon Marché, Défilé sans trêve, Paris, France


Group Exhibitions


2021 Galerie Marguo, ‘Presentation of Marguo Artists’, Paris, France
2017 AD Interieurs at La Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
2009 Galerie de Pôle Images de Rouen, ‘France-Finlande, Rouen, France 
  Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Neiges, Paris, France
2005 Centre Photographique Kotka, Finland

Peri Gallery, Tuku, Finland


Nouvelle Image Gallery, The Hague,  Netherlands


Voix Off, Arles, France

2004 Martin Kudlek Gallery, ‘Poc in Town’, Cologne, Germany 
  F/Stop, Cologne, Germany

Photo Espana, workshop, exposition, Madrid, Spain

2003 Galerie du Bon Marché, Carnets de Voyage, Paris, France