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Special Reception with Thomas Goisque: 30 years of photo-journalism

FKCCI Main Hall, Nobel B/D, 5th FL, 16, Teheran-ro 78-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Corée du Sud
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On April 18th, join us to meet with Thomas Goisque, the famous photo-reporter!

Special Reception with Thomas Goisque: 30 years of photo-journalism - Reception by FKCCI in Korea

For a long time photo-journalists have been contributing significantly to the news media, and helping communities connect with one another.  Combining creativity and accuracy, they offer us a  valuable mirror of the world.

At the occasion of the visit of Thomas Goisque in Korea, we are glad to invite you to this special reception, in partnership with Renault Korea Motors, focused on the work of the famous reporter who wandered across dozens of countries throughout this 30 years-long career in photo-journalism.

He will present especially his famous work on the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral after the fire ravaged the monument in April 2019: a unique and original testimony on this event which was lived as a trauma for the French nation.

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Thomas Goisque

Graduated in 1995 from the National School of Decorative Arts, Thomas Goisque carried out his major graduation project in Southeast Asia for the benefit of a French NGO involved in the education of street children: Les Mekong children. He traveled throughout Southeast Asia as a volunteer from Sept 1992 to May 1993, and again volunteered in 1997-98 in northern Cambodia. The best photographs of his travels are collected in a book Voyage aux pays du Mékong (Éd. Enfants du Mékong, 1998).

About his work on Notre-Dame de Paris

On April 26, 2019, 11 days after the fire that ravaged the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral on April 15, 2019, I was authorized to take photographs of the interventions to save the building. On this occasion, I climbed on a wooden platform installed urgently on the north gable of the cathedral and which offered this impressive view of the gaping hole left by the collapse of part of the keystone at the crossroads. of the transept (which culminates at 93 meters) caused by the collapse of the spire and this astonishing vision of the structure of the scaffolding which survived the fire. Lying on the vaults of the nave, charred beams bear witness to the devastation caused by the flames. The south transept gable rose, or midi rose, which had been donated by King Saint Louis and built in 1260, survived the fire. Since the tragedy, masons, carpenters, restorers, master glassmakers, rope access technicians (we see two in the middle of the image) and ironworkers are busy 24 hours a day to consolidate the building weakened by flames, the water of the firefighters and the rain. From what was nicknamed "the forest", this frame made up of several thousand cubic meters of wood, was the oldest in Paris for parts of the nave and the transept. It was made of 1,300 oak trees, or 21 hectares of forest, today there is nothing left. In its place, a new "forest" has grown: iron and steel beams welded together by the heat of the brazier; what remains of the huge scaffolding installed before the fire for the restoration and cleaning of the arrow blackened by pollution and all of the oxidized metal sculptures.

This photograph thus represents a unique testimony because the next day, a tarpaulin was stretched to hide the gaping hole and thus avoid falling debris in the heart of the cathedral, which makes this photograph its originality and the power of the testimony.


5:30 pm  Welcome & Registration (30')
6:00 pm  Introduction & Presentation (60')

  • Mr. David-Pierre JALICON, Chairman of FKCCI
  • H.E. Philippe LEFORT, Ambassador of France to Korea
  • Mr. Stéphane DEBLAISE, CEO of Renault Korea Motors
  • Mr. Thomas GOISQUE, Photo-reporter

7:00 pm  Refreshment & Networking (30')

Useful Information

DATE | Tuesday, April 18th, 2023
TIME | 6:00 – 7:30 pm KST 
VENUE | FKCCI Main Hall (Daechi-dong), Nobel B/D, 5th FL, 16, Teheran-ro 78-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
PARTNER | Renault Korea Motors
PARTICIPATION | Free, please note that seats are limited and available on a first come first serve basis

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