Co Rentmeester Edit Profile
Rentmeester studied there until 1960. He continued his studies in the United States at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, from which he earned a BA in 1965.
Rentmeester was a staff photographer with Life magazine from 1966 to 1972, when Life stopped publishing as a weekly. Since then he has been a contract photographer with Time Inc. In 1974 he formed Co Rentmeester, Inc., which is still operating.
He was granted him a special award for his coverage of the Watts riots in Los Angeles in 1965. Also in 1979 Rentmeester won an award from the World Press Photo in The Netherlands. In 1970 he was the recipient of the Penny-Missouri Award for his Life magazine essay “Snow Monkeys of Japan." In 1967 he won the grand prize in the World Photo Competition for a tankcrew photo in Vietnam.
Rentmeester has done many Life magazine essays, his subjects ranging from the Watts riot to the Vietnam war to human-interest stories. In the early part of his career he had a particular interest in Indonesia. “Co searches for jarring angles, points of conflict, compelling designs and peak moments.
In 1979 this ASMP member.
Quotes from others about the person
“For me the single word that best sums him up as a photographer is 'bold' " (Philip B. Kunhart, Jr., editor, Life magazine).”
1966 - 1972