Photo of ArtCenter's Hillside Campus at night
In early 1961, Co Rentmeester moved to the United States and studied photography at the Art Center College in Los Angeles.
Co 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 Co Rentmeester formed Co Rentmeester, Inc., which is still operating.
Co Rentmeester has done many Life magazine essays, his subjects ranging from the Watts riot to the Vietnam war to human-interest stories.
Quotes from others about the person
Philip B. Kunhart, Jr., editor, Life magazine: "For me, the single word that best sums him up as a photographer is 'bold'."