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Harry Gruyaert: Morocco

Harry Gruyaert


The vivid colours of Morocco as seen by master of colour photography Harry Gruyaert

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When Harry Gruyaert first visited Morocco in 1972, it was love at first sight. On every return visit, he has tried to relive that initial feeling of enchantment, the splendid harmony between form and colour, people and nature.

From the High Atlas mountains to the desert, from rural areas to the bustling streets of Marrakech and Essaouira, Gruyaert’s photographs take us on a dreamlike cinematic journey through a reality that is nonetheless highly physical, its textures shaped by light and shadow. Each image has its own power and all of them reflect the importance of family, community and faith to the people of Morocco, as well as Gruyaert’s own innate curiosity and desire to understand different realities.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 29.0 x 23.5 cm

Extent: 208 pp

Illustrations: 150

Publication date: 1 February 2024

ISBN: 9780500027950

About the Author

Harry Gruyaert is a Belgian photographer known for his images of India, Morocco and Egypt as well as of the west of Ireland and for his use of colour. He is a member of Magnum Photos. His work has been published in a number of books, been exhibited widely and won the Kodak Prize.