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Belgian b. 1941
Magnum Photos Now: Panel Discussion on Photography & Cinema
"There is something awkward in taking pictures of a film shoot. The photographer does not deal directly with the real world but with a world made up by somebody else, a second-hand universe. Where people, especially the actors, are not as natural as people in the streets but are professionals of representation who are too self- aware, and have too great a control over their own image.”
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Mar 17, 2017
Harry Gruyaert’s talent with dramatic light and bold color palettes is showcased in his latest series, exploring themes of urban life and mobility. His kinetic images are a beautiful study of life in France’s largest cities.
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Aug 28, 2015
The first solo UK exhibition of work by Magnum Photographer Harry Gruyaert will open at the Magnum Print Room in September. The exhibition will showcase over 30 works by Gruyaert who is known for his revolutionary and experimental use of colour.
The exhibition will span Gruyaert’s work from 1972 to 2004, shot in diverse locations including Bosnia, Belgium, Egypt, France, Ireland, Mali, Russia and...
Harry Gruyaert in Lens Blog
Aug 12, 2015
At the conclusion of his major retrospective at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie and anticipating the soon to be released book, and exhibition at Magnum London's Print Room, New York Times’ Lens blog interviewed Harry Gruyaert....
Apr 7, 2015
In conjunction with the retrospective of Harry Gruyaert at La Maison européenne de la Photographie, Magnum Gallery inaugurates its new premises with an exhibition of the Belgian photographer.
For Harry Gruyaert, photography is a physical experience. Greatly influenced by the American tradition, epitomized by Saul Leiter, William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, and by cinema, he created a highly personal...
Oct 27, 2014
“How do you photograph architecture that takes everyday life as its programme, and architectural quality as an inclusive condition? The kind of architecture that does not seek, in the first place, to overwhelm with sublime visual effects? … In the search for a photographer for this Architectural Review, an important starting point was the longing for an uninhibited gaze. … For an uninhibited gaze you...