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Roots – Limited edition
With texts by Harry Gruyaert and Dimitri Verhulst
Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral
Language: English and French
Size: 26 x 37 cm (print), 21,6 x 29 cm (book), 39 x 28 x 4 cm (box)
Special edition including an archival pigment print (Province de Brabant, Belgique, 1981 – edition of 30) signed and numbered by the artist
With over twenty new photographs, this revised edition of Roots (initially published in 2012 and quickly out of print) immerses us in the Belgium of the 1970s and 1980s. From the first black and white photographs to the revelation of colour, this publication explores the Belgian photographer’s singular, almost expressionistic, universe.
In a very personal text, accompanying his photographs, Harry Gruyaert comments on his relationship to Belgium. While an essay by the Belgium writer Dimitri Verhulst makes us truly live these photographs from the inside.
Survey show at the FoMu, Antwerp, March 9th - June 10th, 2018