12 Dec 2007–09 Nov 2008
The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate exhibition was entitled FEVER. It dealt with the work of the joint Peace Prize laureates Al Gore and the IPCC.
The exhibition, like the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, was divided in two parts. The world renowned photographer Anton Corbijn showed six portraits of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore, bringing out sides of Gore that are rarely seen: Playful and casual, surrounded by the nature he works to preserve.
The exhibition ”Fever” also consists of pictures and text from the article series ”A Globe in Crisis” that have been featured in the Norwegian business newspaper Dagens Næringsliv. Photographer Ørjan F. Ellingvåg and journalist Frode Frøyland have covered the activity of the IPCC, The Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change.
– Anton Corbijn is one of the world’s best portrait photographers, says Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center Bente Erichsen.
– He creates photographs that are original and informal, that are fascinating in their composition and in the use of contrasts – and they show new sides to the individuals he portrays.
It has been a good 30 years since Anton Corbijn discovered photography though his love for music. Born in 1955 in Strijen, Holland, he used his father’s camera for his first photos at an open-air concert in 1972 – and stage photography soon became portrait photography.
He has lived in London since 1979, and is today recognized as one of the most influencial photographers within the world of music. Corbijn is self thought, and has changed his take on photography several times throughout the years, but has kept close to his first motifs, artists and musicians.
Overview of our former Nobel Peace Prize laureate exhibitions:
2006 Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank – A fistful of dollars
The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate exhibition was about Mohammad Yunus and Grameen Bank. Photographer Linda Næsfeldt’s pictures present a man and an institution that give poor people hope and a possibility to create a dignified life for themselves.
2005 – Make Power, Not War
Mohamed ElBaradei considered the nuclear threat of today to be greater than ever before. IAEA controls over 900 facilities for nuclear power in 71 countries in order to prevent dissemination of nuclear weapons. At the same time, IAEA promotes civilian use of nuclear power and related technology. The exhibit highlighted this controversial double role.