Gao, Mali. 1988. by Harry Gruyaert.
Specifications of Gao, Mali. 1988.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Harry Gruyaert
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement from Harry Gruyaert on the back of print Gao, Mali. 1988.
“In 1998, I was working on an assignment in Mali. I was staying in a little hotel in Gao, a small town on the River Niger. It was terribly hot in the hotel. Looking for some air, I went to the room on the top floor. There was an opening in the wall which perfectly framed the landscape outside, while the light coming from another opening was cutting a sharp geometric pattern in the surrounding shadow. The air was perfectly still. And just as I started shooting, a sudden draft blew the curtain hanging on the right to a perfect angle. For me, photography is all about trying to be lucky.”
About Harry Gruyaert
Harry Gruyaert was born in Antwerp (Belgium). Firstly, 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.
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