In celebration of his upcoming Rizzoli monograph, PLAY, join portrait photographer Rankin as he discusses over 30 years of photographing musicians. PLAY draws exclusively on Rankin's archive of photographs of the biggest names in contemporary
music from the rock gods who shaped our musical landscape to the British Invasion of the 1990s and the American superstars who mix music and production to define what the record industry is today. In conversation with curator Mimi Gray, Rankin will discuss his favourite images of the most influential artists of the last three decades, from David Bowie and Elton John to Pharrell, the Spice Girls, Grimes, and Bjork. Opening the floor to a live Q&A at the end of the talk.
Rankin is a photographer living and working in London. Co-founder of the iconic magazine Dazed & Confused in 1991, Rankin is a prolific publisher of books and magazines, including the biannual fashion, culture and lifestyle bible HUNGER. His photography has been published everywhere from his own publications to Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone, and Wonderland, and has been exhibited around the world. He has worked in television most recently with Sky Arts and the BBC.