The Banality of the Belgians

There aren’t that many famous Belgians in the world but by rights Harry Gruyaert should be one of them. He’s produced some of my favorite color work outside of William Eggleston yet remains relatively unknown.
He is perhaps most recognized for his work in Morocco and a series he began in 1973 to capture the essence of his native land. He started off using black and white to reflect its inherent drabness but soon found in his own words ‘the banality of Belgium’ was best represented in color.

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