Marrakech Morocco 1986 by Harry Gruyaert
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Harry Gruyaert
Statement from Harry Gruyaert on the back of print Marrakech Morocco 1986
“I was in Marrakech in 1986 during the Folklore Festival. Sitting on a dirt wall, there was a group of girls waiting to perform. As soon as they saw me taking pictures, they started hiding, covering their faces with their hands, then uncovering them slightly to look at me, then covering them again. It was like a game of seduction and, though they were quite young, they already seemed to know that to hide and to show were the basic rules of the game. They kept playing at it for a little while, laughing loudly. It would have been great to have the soundtrack with this image.”
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.
He joined Magnum Photos in 1982, and has been a member even since. Originally he studied photography. He is the author of many monographs including Roots (2018), Edges (2018) and TV Shots (2007). He has become renown for his unique use of colour and dramatic compositions that he manages to discover all over the globe.
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