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The Great Adventure of Album Cover Photography

The Great Adventure of Album Cover Photography

The Great Adventure of Album Cover Photography | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

More than 400 iconic album covers are on display in Capa Center’s exhibition titled Total Records – The great adventure of album cover photography. The show is open between 15 June – 2 October, and features such great visual artists as Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Damien Hirst or Annie Leibovitz.

Who hasn’t purchased a record based on its cover? The image of Abbey Road has come down through the past half-century just as surely as the Beatles’ music. The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers record sleeve featured Andy Warhol’s famous crotch shot, but the world’s foremost photographers, including David Bailey, Hiro, Annie Leibovitz and Robert Frank illustrated some of the group’s other album covers.

Total Records - Albom Cover Exhibition in Budapest
Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Mondino

Small format, great consequences. The history of music binds strictly with that of photography: each photographic milestone left its imprint on the vinyl covers. As time capsules do, these square-format surfaces provide a comprehensive view on the history of photography, enclosing music and picture in the same entity. Photographers have long cooperated with musicians to design album covers and musicians have also submerged into deep details of photography to find the strongest photos that fit their music the best.


The Great Adventure of Album Cover Photography

Capa Center (1065 Budapest, Nagymező u. 8.)

June 15 – October 2, 2016


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