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At the age of 20, after studying at the Brussels School of Cinema and Photography, Harry Gruyaert decided to leave his native Belgium for Paris. As a press photographer, he discovered a fascination for colour during a first trip to Morocco, which fuelled his desire to travel the world to better feel it and express it through photographs.
“To find the unique, strong image, the one that attracts, Harry Gruyaert turns to a slower, documentary approach.”
Later, he became interested in contemporary subjects, such as pop-art and television. In 1972, he captured a series of photos he called ‘TV Shots.’ He draws a portrait of the world with pop accents, and poses, through his photographs, asking real questions about modernity and everyday life. A member of the Magnum agency since 1981, Harry Gruyaert spent more than thirty years travelling the world before returning to his native country.