Harry Gruyaert - Magnum Photos Commercial
Belgian, b. 1941
Harry Gruyaert, born in Antwerp (Belgium)
in 1941, studied at the School of Film and
Photography in Brussels from 1959 to
1962. Then he became a photographer
in Paris, while working as a freelance director of photography for Flemish television between 1963 and 1967. In 1969, he
made the first of many trips to Morocco.
From 1970 to 1972 he lived in London. This
is an opportunity for unprecedented visual
experiments: he decided to “cover” the Munich Olympics of 1972 and the first Apollo flights, on a broken TV screen he has at
its disposal, by manipulating the colors.
Between 1973 and 1980, he began a long essay on Belgium first in
black and white and then in color.
Harry Gruyaert joined Magnum Photos
in 1981 and continues many trips including Asia, USA, Middle East and Russia.
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