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“For me, photography is not only about composition and color, it has to say something about the time and the place,” Paris resident photographer Harry Gruyaert (born 1941 in Belgium) tells us about his work. He became famous, above all, for his street photography and the use of color like his American colleagues Joel Meyerowitz, Saul Leiter, Stephen Shore, and William Eggleston. Since 1982, he has been a member of Magnum Photos, and in 2018, a documentary was published about the pioneer of color photography in Europe and how he color saved his life. His solo exhibition in the US is on display at the Howard Greenberg Gallery through 14, March, 2020,.
“Harry grows up in a strict and traditional Catholic Flemish family. His father forbids him to become a photographer because he sees it as sinful. So he decides to leave his country and travel. Coming from a repressed and grey background, he discovers the lights and color of Europe. Driven by hatred and love and the irresistible desire...