Exemplar: Joy Division


British photographer Kevin Cummins has photographed numerous musicians throughout his career. His ongoing exhibition showcases his photographs of the English rock band, Joy Division. Learn more after the break.

Photo via Flux Magazine

Kevin Cummins was still a budding photographer when he took photos of the iconic English band Joy Division between 1977 and 1980. Cummins was there on the band’s first gig until the band frontman’s death in 1980. During his time with the band, he was able to capture intimate moments on film – from backstage scenes to stage performances. Now we get to see a glimpse of the band together through a Proud Camden exhibit entitled Exemplar: Joy Division.

Proud Camden
The Horse Hospital, Chalk Farm Road, London
(October 6, 2011 – December 11, 2011)

Manchester Photographic Gallery
3B Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF
(January 6, 2012 – February 26, 2012)

View some photos from the exhibit below:

Photos via Flux Magazine

Information for this article was taken from Flux Magazine and Manchester Photographic.

written by jeanmendoza on 2011-12-07 in #news #exhibit #kevin-cummins #black-and-white #photography #joy-division


  1. zonderbar
    zonderbar ·

    4/4 in the gallery. beautiful!

  2. jandra
    jandra ·

    Joy Division best band ever!!

  3. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    @jandra one of the best band ever! :)

  4. undiscovered
    undiscovered ·

    Love the tattoo.

  5. aznoab
    aznoab ·

    I love Joy Division!!!!

  6. testerd
  7. testerd
    testerd ·

    This is exactly why Lomography should open a gallery store in Manchester!

  8. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    I agree with you all, one of the most influential bands in British Rock history. A great band and a tragic story.

  9. marissa
    marissa ·

    I recommend the movie 'Control' from Anton Corbijn! "A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23."

  10. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·


  11. niko_fuzzy
    niko_fuzzy ·

    love will tear us apart.

  12. lola_moon
    lola_moon ·

    love them!

  13. t0m7
    t0m7 ·

    what a great band! and yeah, you should definitely check out the movie Control!

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