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KANSAI

“Portrait Of Celebrity: The Vision Of Kevin Westenberg”

KOBE FASHION MUSEUM

by Tomohiro Osaki

Staff Writer

Kevin Westenberg has been photographing celebrities for more than 25 years, taking the portraits of many major stars including The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and Madonna. His photography brings an aura of grandeur to his subjects while often revealing an unexpected side to them.

Through a retrospective of Westenberg’s portraits, this exhibition explores the role of the photographer and visual imagery in the public persona of high-profile musicians and other celebrities; till Oct. 2.

Kobe Fashion Museum; (078) 858-0050; 2-9-1 Koyocho-naka, Higashinada, Kobe; Sumiyoshi Station. JR lines. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥500. Closed Wed. www.fashionmuseum.or.jp.