A self-tough Hasselbald camera fan, Mondino has captured the spirit of the times throughout, from photo collages to close-up portraits, ranging from flamboyant color palettes to black and white images. His career grew organically from photography to film, becoming one of the main figures of music videos during the 1980’s. “I’ve always put myself at the service of the subject. I want [them] to have center stage,” he explains. Inevitably, Mondino’s work surpassed the music industry into the fashion world with photography and film work for the likes of Dior and Louis Vuitton.
Vinyl: Prince, Lovesexy, Paisley Park – 9 25720-1, United States, 1988. Photography: Jean-Baptiste Mondino ; Design: Laura LiPuma
All-in-all, the exhibition celebrates the unique relationship between photography and the album cover. For the Record: Photography & The Art of The Album Cover is curated and presented in collaboration with collector and exhibition originator, Antoine de Beaupré, whose collection of 15,000+ albums form the basis of the display and it will be on display at The Photographers’ Gallery, London until 12 June 2022.
For the Record: Photography & the Art of the Album Cover
Date: March 25th – June 12th, 2022
Open: 10:00 – 18:00 (Thursday & Friday till 20:00, Sunday from 11:00)
Place: The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Address: 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW
Text: Victor Moreno
Photos: Courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery