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Rankin exhibition in London celebrates iconic 90s photography

Posted on May 28, 2024

The Rankin exhibition, Back in the Dazed, will officially open its doors on 29th May at 180 Studios on The Strand

The exhibition celebrates the innovative work of renowned photographer Rankin, who co-founded and served as the first Photographic Editor of the influential Dazed & Confused magazine.

David Bowie, No Different From Anyone Else, Dazed & Confused, Issue 15, 1995 | © Rankin

Photography showcasing 90s culture

Back in the Dazed features over 200 editorial photographs from the 1990s, spotlighting cult figures, music legends, and top supermodels.

Rankin’s photography from this era captured the spirit of Cool Britannia, shaping the visual language of a generation, which left an impact on youth culture worldwide.

The exhibition has been described as more than a collection of images, presenting a visual commentary on viewing the world through a lens, delivering a political message without words.

Helena Christensen, Flesh For Fantasy, Dazed & Confused, Issue 33, 1997 | © Rankin

Rankin and Dazed magazine

Rankin is known for his bold and thought-provoking photography. His portfolio includes iconic portraits of The Rolling Stones, the Queen, and numerous cultural icons.

He founded Dazed & Confused magazine with Jefferson Hack in 1991 and it quickly became a leading voice in fashion, culture, and arts journalism.

Known for its avant-garde photography and daring editorial content, Dazed has featured stars such as Harry Styles, Rihanna, and Billie Eilish on its covers.

In addition to his work with Dazed, Rankin’s photographs have been featured in over 40 monographs and exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery and MoMA among others.

Thom Yorke, You do it to yourself, Dazed & Confused, Issue 19, 1996 | © Rankin

Exhibition details

Back in the Dazed is the first UK retrospective of Rankin’s work from this dynamic decade, offering visitors a window into the cultural and creative community celebrated by Dazed.

Back In the Dazed: Rankin 1991-2001, celebrates stand-out imagery from over 200 editorial shoots by Rankin for his magazine Dazed & Confused.

On public display May 29th-June 23rd, 180 Studios, London. Tickets available from

Kate Moss, What's The First Word That Comes Into Your Head, Dazed & Confused, Issue 43, 1998 | © Rankin

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