Franck Bohbot, Brooklyn based photographer, is on a mission to remind us how beautiful of libraries. Seduced by simple the pleasure of reading books; he decided to travel around the world to document the most stunning libraries.
In the time where Amazon, Wikipedia and e-books are our main sources, libraries are less and less used, we are losing some of the most classically spaces that have ever been designed.
In his book, House of Books, Bohbot is symmetric compositions are carefully assembling a photographic compilation of some of the world’s most beautiful libraries architecture.
Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne, Paris
“Paying tribute to the Architects – the light, the composition and the colours have to be coherent in all the series… I wanted to give a new approach, in terms of atmosphere, colours and composition. I will also include contemporary libraries, small rooms and entrances. This is a long project, and this is the beginning,”he explained.
Bibliothèque du Sénat, Paris
In his documentary-style and capturing unusual atmospheres, he has photographed libraries, museums, trains stations, courts and swimming pools.
The project is still ongoing, but it has already been featured on many popular art websites, Bohbot plans to travel further afield to North America, South America, and Asia to capture more photographs of library spaces.
Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève, Paris
BNF Site François Mitterrand, Paris
Bibliothèque Mazarine, Paris
Boston Public Library, Boston
Biblioteca Angelica, Rome
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris