Henry Rollins, 1994 / Anton Corbijn


The exhibition features both Corbijn’s iconic portraits of artists and his autobiographical series, and investigates when photography becomes art.

[ANTON CORBIJN] Exhibition at Hamburg Triennial of Photography

The exhibition, fully named Anton Corbijn: The Living and the Dead deals with the question of when photography becomes art. The internationally acclaimed Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn is known for his iconic portraits of bands and musicians like Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Tom Waits, U2, and the Rolling Stones. Alongside a selection of 80 of these portraits, the exhibition at Bucerius Art Forum centres on Corbijn’s autobiographical series.

In a. somebody (2002) Corbijn poses in the guise of deceased rock stars like John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain and photographs himself in the rural setting of his birthplace, the Dutch village of Strijen. For the earlier series Cemetery (1982-83) Corbijn photographed burial sites, monuments and life-sized sculptures. For more information, please check out the Triennial website.


7 June — 6 January 2019


Bucerius Art Forum

Anton Corbijn