Harry Gruyaert


A mini-monograph on Belgian photographer Harry Gruyaert


ISBN: 9780500297308 Category:


New in the Photofile series, a mini-monograph on Belgian photographer Harry Gruyaert.

Born in Antwerp in 1941, Harry Gruyaert was a pioneer of European colour photography in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1972, he created TV Shots, a series of images created by turning the dial on a television set at random and photographing the screen. Later he travelled the world, seeking out different kinds of light and exhibiting a particular fascination with borders, interfaces and incongruous juxtapositions. A member of Magnum Photos since 1982, he describes colour as ‘a means of sculpting what I see … it’s the emotion of photography.’ Most recently he has begun to explore the experimental freedom offered by digital photography. Autonomous, non-narrative and often witty, Gruyaert’s images are complex encounters with colour and light.

Additional information

Weight 250 g
Dimensions 12.5 x 18.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 25 April 2023
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Introduction by Brice Matthieussent
Dimensions 12.5 x 18.8 cm
Weight 250 g


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Brice Matthieussent is an award-winning translator of over 200 novels from English into French, including the writings of Jim Harrison, for which he was awarded the 2013 Prix Jules Janin from the Académie française. He currently teaches the history of contemporary art and aesthetics at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Marseille.