The exhibition Anton Corbijn: The Living and the Dead at Bucerius Kunst Forum examines the seldom-posed question: When does photography become art? Like so many photographers, Corbijn has been navigating between artistic and commercial photography in his career. He first gained international acclaim for his iconic portraits of bands and musicians like Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Tom Waits, U2, and the Rolling Stones. Many of these well-known works originated during commercial shootings that pushed Corbijn to fight for his creative freedom.
The exhibition is part of 7th Triennal of Photography in Hamburg 2018.