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GOSEE loves ... 'I am interested in that strange magic that occurs when things come together' - Harry Gruyaert, der belgische Pionier der Street Photography, mit Solo Ausstellung in der Howard Greenberg Gallery

“For me, photography is not only about composition and color, it has to say something about the time and the place,” so der in Paris lebende Fotograf Harry Gruyaert (geboren 1941 in Belgien)  über seine Arbeit. Bekannt wurde er vor allem mit seiner Street Photography und den Einsatz von Farbe, wie seine amerikanischen Kollegen Joel Meyerowitz, Saul Leiter, Stephen Shore und William Eggleston. Seit 1982 ist er Mitglied bei Magnum Photos und im Jahr 2018 erschien eine Dokumentation über den Pionier der Farbfotografie in Europa und wie die Farbe sein Leben rettete. Die Howard Greenberg Gallery zeigt bis zum 14. März 2020 seine Solo-Ausstellung in den USA.

'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 to be a photographer, he becomes a pioneer in European color photography...' so das Intro der Dokumentation.

Howard Greenberg Gallery: 'With an eye for idiosyncratic juxtapositions, Gruyaert has traveled the world finding bewildering beauty, complex constructions, and touching solitude. The exhibition covers his work in France, Spain, Belgium, Morocco, Japan, India, Russia and the U.S. Spanning four decades from 1981 through 2017, his photographs range from street scenes to seascapes, all punctuated with his unique, saturated approach to color. Often a lone figure can be found in his photographs, at times faceless or viewed from behind, evoking a loneliness of modern life or simply the serene banality of the quotidian.'

“I am interested in that strange magic that occurs when things come together. I look to form a connection to a place. I have to be moved by something,” so Gruyaert in seinem Studio in Paris. "You have to be on your guard. There’s nothing worse than missing an opportunity: photographs don’t wait"

In der Einführung seines letzten Buches 'Edges' (Thames and Hudson, 2019), schrieb Richard Nonas “He photographs the boundaries that hover just beyond our sight…the shadows of an actual reality too blurred, too confused, too nuanced for any language to hold. He captures it whole. He holds it. As powerful art. As heart wrenching beauty. As the overwhelming mystery of ungrammatical silence.” Ein neues Buch 'Harry Gruyaert: Last Call' erscheint im April 2020 bei Thames & Hudson.

 
'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

 
'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

 
'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

 
'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

 
'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

 
'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

 
'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

 
'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

 
'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)

'Harry Gruyaert' - Howard Greenberg Gallery (January 23 - March 14 2020)