Anton Corbijn

00:28:53 13119 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
In this documentary world-famous photographer Anton Corbijn discusses the stories behind his iconic photographs of U2, Depeche Mode, David Bowie and Ai Weiwei.
Anton Corbijn

Anton Corbijn (1955) is a Dutch photographer, music video director, and film director. He is the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2, having handled the principal promotion and sleeve photography for both bands for almost three decades.

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To mark the sixtieth birthday of photographer Anton Corbijn (b. Strijen, 1955), the Gemeentemuseum and the Hague Museum of Photography are organising the most complete retrospective of his work to date. The museums pay homage to this leading portrait photographer, featuring all the highlights from Corbijn’s series: from the grainy black-and-white photos he took of musicians in the 1970s and ’80s to new themes and experiments with techniques and materials in later series.

In HOLLANDS DEEP, the Gemeentemuseum shows how Corbijn has evolved over the last forty years from an ordinary music fan into a successful photographer and multifaceted creative artist. The concurrent show, 1-2-3-4 at the next-door Museum of Photography, features photographs of bands and musicians with whom Corbijn had or still has lasting associations and in which the relationship between the photographer and the music world is at centre stage.

March 21 to June 21 2015

March 21 to August 16 2015
Museum of Photography


Video credits

  • Direction: Gerrit Schreurs
  • Camera & editing: Maurits Veldhuijzen van Zanten
  • Sound: Reinout Weebers
  • Sound mix: Wouter D. Snel
  • Subtitling: Einion Media
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