AntwerpPhoto 2018: the start of a beautiful history as a photo biennial!

AntwerpPhoto saw the light of day in June 2018, just before one of the hottest summers of this century. During the festival, the Antwerp Loodswezen building was the place to be for lovers of photography, visual culture and architecture. Around 30.000 people came to Het Eilandje to discover the work of the world-renowned photographer Anton Corbijn, the exceptional photographs of (the now late) Michael Wolf, the Prix Carmignac winner Narciso Contreras and the first edition of Iconobelge. The Loodswezen building shined bright and AntwerpPhoto was there to stay!

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Exhibition overview 2018

© Anton Corbijn, Nick Cave London 1996

Anton Corbijn, 1-2-3-4

For the first time in over a decade, internationally renowned photographer and director Anton Corbijn returned to Belgium with a solo exhibition.’1-2-3-4’ is a collection of Anton Corbijn's iconic music photography. Pure rock ’n roll pictured in more than 400 images, including individual portraits of the world’s biggest musicians.

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© Michael Wolf -  Courtesy of Gallery FIFTY ONE

Michael Wolf

With his series ‘Architecture of Density’, internationally renowned documentary photographer Michael Wolf created an abstraction of the architecture of metropolis Hongkong.

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© Narciso Contreras, Garabuli March 2016, For The Fondation Carmignac

Prix Carmignac

This exhibition showed – for the first time ever in the Benelux – works by Narciso Contreras, winner of the internationally renowned Carmignac Photojournalism award.

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© Sébastien Van Malleghem

Iconobelge I

Iconobelge showcased iconic images by more than 30 Belgian photographers, featuring Carl De Keyzer, Stephan Vanfleteren, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Harry Gruyaert and many more. The exhibition was curated by Kaat Celis.

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