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harry gruyaert north africa

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These images remind me of art – de Cherico, Renoir – all of places in north Africa where life seems to want to be lived on the street. 

In Cairo the chairs and green light colonize the street, turn it into a dusty swanky salon.  Unlike in Marrakesh which chanels de Cerico’s Enigma of Arrival less the smoke but all of the psychology and movement and fear.  In Santiago is a sun speckled urban picnic apres midi sur la grande jettee.

Cairo, Morocco and Santiago de Compostela by Harry Gruyaert.

Written by Peter Rudd

May 14, 2009 at 8:58 pm

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