Exhibition: Anton Corbijn, The Hague

The self-taught photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn is known for working with minimal equipment, little ego and no entourage and for his arresting black-and-white portraiture of everyone from Nelson Mandela to Kurt Cobain. “Anton changed the face of rock photography,” says Benno Tempel, director of The Hague’s Gemeentemuseum, which is hosting two exhibitions in the Dutch city this spring as part of a retrospective of Corbijn’s artwork, timed to his 60th birthday. Hollands Deep will explore the “trajectory and development of my work,” says Corbijn, and will include two conceptual series and work from the ’70s and ’80s. The second show, at the affiliated The Hague Museum of Photography, is titled 1-2-3-4—a play on musicians counting themselves in and will feature Corbijn’s images of musicians like Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten, Björk and David Bowie. “I travel to people and get to know them,” says Corbijn. “I depend on meeting them in their environment.” Until June 21, 2015 Get more info HERE karosphotographyantoncorbijn  

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