Anton Corbijn, born in 1955 in Strijen (NL), lives and works in The Hague (NL). Corbijn was born in the Netherlands, but lived and worked in London for 30 years. He is best known for his black and white photographs of actors, musicians and artists, though he cannot be seen as a celebrity photographer - rather as someone who captures personalities that intrigue him. Some of his photographs have become iconic images of modern pop culture. Besides his photographic oeuvre, Corbijn has designed stages, directed music videos and directed feature films. In 2007 he made his film debut with Control, about the life of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. In 2014 his film A Most Wanted Man was released and in 2015 his new film Life - about the friendship between actor James Dean and photographer Dennis Stock - had its premiere. The artist has had major solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg, Fotografiska in Stockholm, FOMU in Antwerp, Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover, Groninger Museum in Groningen, Munchner Stadtmuseum in Munich, Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen, Museum Moderne Kunst in Dresden, Foam in Amsterdam, Museum Bochum, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Bologna, Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, amongst many others.
"Corbijn ... still prefers 'imperfection, spontaneity, simplicity and aesthetics,' constantly fighting against the perception of photography as a "throwaway" medium. With the enduring images in MOODe, he is surely winning the war." - Maxim magazine;