Anton Corbijn in Hamburg


Anton Corbijn (1955): Henry Rollins, El Mirage 1994 © Anton Corbijn

For his own generation, Anton Corbijn is probably best known for his iconic portraiture of 20th-century rock’n’roll legends like Joy Division, the Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode and U2, many of which will be on show here in Hamburg. For a younger generation, he’s probably better known for the movies he’s directed, particularly his atmospheric, black-and-white Ian Curtis biopic Control (2007). There is, however, another side of the Dutchman that many remain unaware of: Anton Corbijn the artist. So now, as part of Hamburg’s 7th Triennal of Photography, some of Corbijn’s rarely seen personal series – like heaven, Strijen (2002), for which he took self-portraits while dressed up as dead rock stars, alongside an untitled collection of photographs of cemeteries from 1982 – will be on display here in ‘The Living and the Dead’.

More information at: Bucerius Kunst Forum