Close Encounters

Dublin-based rock photographer Ruth Medjber has shot everyone from Grace Jones to Madonna. Ahead of her first live photography exhibition this month, she talks to Jessie Collins about how to capture a moment

4th November, 2018
Bell X1, shot by Ruth Medjber

Rock photographer Ruth Medjber was given her first camera at the age of three, and has scarcely stopped shooting since.

By her teens she was regularly snapping up-and-coming acts such as Hozier and Villagers. Fast-forward ten years and she has just returned from a European tour with Arcade Fire. Being named official photographer for the BBC at Glastonbury 2019 seems like the culmination of a decade of learning how to capture a moment and a subject.


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