Gijsbert Hanekroot

From 8th June to 31st August 2019

OPENING Saturday 8th June 19.30 hs



"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there would be peace.." John Lennon


MONDO GALERIA in collaboration with Amante Collection present at PGA CATALUNYA RESORTS - Hotel Camiral a selection of photographs by Gijsbert Hanekroot as a tribute to David Bowie and other legends of the 1970s like Mick Jagger, John & Yoko, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry or Frank Zappa.


20 original photographs by Gijsbert Hanekroot arrive for the first time to Barcelona to depict a decade of changes and revolution through music. A time when sex, drugs and rock´n´roll were the mainstream while the post-war economic boom was coming to an end. A pivotal change in culture. The “Me” culture, as quoted by Tom Wolfe, was the beginning of a self-centred society, based on the importance of the individual as contrary to the community. It was the birth of the self-created personality, and this collection of photographs portray some of the best influencers of the 70s. in this art.



John Lennon and Yoko Ono (1971) © Gijsbert Hanekroot



Dutch photographer Gijsbert Hanekroot (Brussels, 1945) started his career as a photographer of rock musicians in the late sixties. Back then, the rock scene was not quite the well-oiled machine it is today. Things still had to be invented: light installations, sound, promotion, organization, crowd control. This also applied to music journalism and photography. Almost every week, new groups were being discovered. Every single day, people were learning things and adapting them.

Hanekroot’s development as a photographer essentially ran parallel to developments in the music scene. He travelled frequently and came face to face with the music icons of that period. His photos can be divided into four categories: concert photos, studio photos, portraits and photos made at press conferences. 


Lou Reed (1972) © Gijsbert Hanekroot


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