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Made in Belgium
Made in Belgium
by Harry Gruyaert
This book combines the work of two Belgian artists: writer Hugo Claus and photographer Harry Gruyaert. Both express the ambivalence they feel toward their country. Gruyaert avoided yielding to melancholy by forgoing black-and-white photography for the realism of bright colors, which allowed him to document two major Belgian phenomena: attachment to traditions and rapid Americanization. This conflict accounts for the variety of subjects shown in this book.
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