25th March – 11th June 2023
Scharpoord Cultural Centre
‘RANKIN: THE DAZED DECADES’ EXHIBITION AT SCHARPOORD CULTURAL CENTRE, BELGIUM
The latest Rankin’s Museum show, ‘The Dazed Decades 1990-2016’, will be held at the Scharpoord Cultural Centre in Knokke-Heist, Belgium from March 25, 2023, showcasing over 200 images from Rankin’s archive during his time as co-founder and photographic editor for “Dazed & Confused” magazine.
1991 saw the publication of the first-ever issue of the iconic fashion and culture magazine Dazed & Confused. A publication that has lead and defined tastes for over three decades, its visual iconography is known the world over.
Co-founder and Dazed’s first photographic editor, Rankin set the visual tone the magazine is now known for. Internationally recognised as one of the UK’s leading photographers, it was during the Dazed decades where he honed his craft.
Rankin’s works from this period form a manifesto about how to view the world, a political statement communicated not with words but with a camera lens.
Part self-help, part provocation, the dazed decades are a map for existence expressed through popular culture.