Gregory Colbert The Creator of Ashes and Snow

Filmmaker, photographer, and naturalist Gregory Colbert is the creator of Ashes and Snow,

an exhibition of artworks and films housed in a purpose-built traveling structure called the Nomadic Museum.

Colbert was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1960. He began his career in Paris in 1983 making documentary films on social issues.

Ashes and Snow has been a critical and popular success. Photo magazine declared, “A new master is born.” Ashes and Snow has been described as “extraordinary” by the Economist, and “distinctive . . . monumental in every sense” by the Wall Street Journal. Stern magazine described the photographs as “fascinating,” and Vanity Fair declared Gregory Colbert “Best of the Best.” The New York Times, in an article by Alan Riding, stated, “The power of the images comes less from their formal beauty than from the way they envelop the viewer in their mood. . . .They are simply windows to a world in which silence and patience govern time.”

Gregory Colbert The Creator of Ashes and Snow


To date, Ashes and Snow has attracted over 10 million visitors, making it the most attended exhibition by a living artist in history.


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