HARRY GRUYAERT: A sense of place - Made in Belgium (DVD)
A new FIFTY ONE Publication! A short film with music by Tuur Florizoone
|TITLE||A sense of place - Made in Belgium
|MEDIUM||DVD - 12'23"
|SIZE||23,6 x 16,5 cm|
|MISC||With text by Harry Gruyaert / including a postcard!|
|PAGES||Booklet of 8 pages
Born in Antwerp in 1941, Harry Gruyaert is renowned for saturated color photography that explores the subtleties of eastern and western light. A member of Magnum Photos since 1982, he has created significant bodies of work in North Africa, the Middle East, the United States, Europe and India, as well as in his native Belgium which was collected in two books, Made in Belgium and Roots, the latest edition of which appeared in 2018.
Among other important projects, three editions of Rivages (published in 2003, 2008 and 2018), East/West (2017), and India (2020) demonstrate the ease with which Gruyaert works in different environments. “For me, photography is not only about composition and color, it has to say some- thing about the time and the place,” he observes.
Drawing from his own archives, Gruyaert has recently started to produce short films made from still photographs with original soundtracks by Tuur Florizoone, which bring a new dimension to his pictures and reveal the distinctive cinematographic quality of his photography.