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Harry Gruyaert

Harry Gruyaert

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Harry Gruyaert was one of the European photographers to explore the creative potential of colour in the 1970s and 1980s. This book brings together his work, including images from his renowned 1972 series TV Shots and the later Made in Belgium, in one beautifully produced volume.

Harry Gruyaert Summary

Born in Antwerp in 1941, Harry Gruyaert was one of the first European photographers to explore the creative potential of colour in the 1970s and 1980s. This book brings together his best work, including images from his renowned 1972 series TV Shots and the later Made in Belgium, in one beautifully produced volume. Influenced by such American photographers as Saul Leiter, Joel Meyerowitz, Stephen Shore and William Eggleston, as well as by cinema, Gruyaert's work defined new territory for colour photography: an emotive, non-narrative and boldly graphic way of perceiving the world. His photographs are autonomous and self-sufficient, often independent from any context or thematic logic. A member of Magnum Photos since 1982, he has embraced the possibilities of digital photography in his most recent work, feeling that it allows him to take more risks and capture new kinds of light.

Harry Gruyaert Reviews

'The images gathered together in a new book of his photographs are full of quiet, even banal moments. But they are transformed by Gruyaert's eye, an eye that can find beauty in a raincloud, flaking paint or a string of lightbulbs' - The Herald, Glasgow

About

Francois Hebel is a distinguished photography curator. Director of 'Les Rencontres Arles Photographie' Festival, France, from 2001 to 2014, he is now director of the Foto Industrie Bologna Biennale, and is also overseeing the creation of the new Caribbean Image festival in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. He was formerly vice president of the Corbis Photo Agency and was also the director of Magnum Photos Paris. Richard Nonas worked as an anthropologist for 10 years, doing field-work on American Indians in Northern Ontario, Canada, and in Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona. He turned to sculpture in the mid-1960s at age 30.

Additional information

NPB9780500544488
9780500544488
0500544484
Harry Gruyaert by
New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
20150629
144
N/A
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