Martin Schoeller - Big Heads

19 May 2018 till 2 September 2018

Exhibition, Highlight, Highlighted

Martin Schoeller is one of the preeminent portrait photographers of our time. This exhibition of his work at the Nederlands Fotomuseum is the first ever held in the Netherlands.

Schoeller owes his international acclaim to his iconic Close Up series, on which he has worked ceaselessly for over twenty years. The series contains visuals of both famous and lesser-known subjects, all taken in extreme close-up. Using the same lens, lighting and angle, the result is a series of portraits unbound by their contexts. Schoeller’s subjects include international icons such as George Clooney, Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Angela Merkel, Jack Nicholson, Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg.

New York-based photographer Martin Schoeller is best-known for his ‘big head’ portraits: full-frontal, hyper-detailed close-ups of faces printed in large format. In this much-lauded Close Up series, Schoeller photographs well-known politicians, actors, musicians and sports personalities.

Nederlands Fotomuseum

Het Nederlands Fotomuseum beheert sinds eind jaren 80 een groot deel van het fotografisch erfgoed in Nederland. Ook organiseert het museum internationale tentoonstellingen over fotografie, waarbij de leidraad wordt gevormd door de sterke documentaire traditie en de vernieuwing daarvan. De ene keer staat een...

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