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David Bowie

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (taken)

  • Date:

    Mid 1970s (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cummins, Kevin (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver process print. Signed in silver pen.

  • Museum number:

    S.1326-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Kevin Cummins is one of the premier rock photographers. He began photographing rock bands in 1970s Manchester, capturing many major musicians. He was one of the founding contributors to The Face before spending 10 years as chief photographer of the NME, helping to pioneer and define, through his imagery, the Madchester scene and the Cool Britannia period that followed. In 2009 he was awarded an Outstanding Contribution to Music Photography award by the music industry website Record of the Day.

Physical description

Black and white photographic print of David Bowie in concert around the Ziggy Stardust era. He is lit from waist up, wearing a short-sleeved button-up patterned shirt and has his arms outstretched.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (taken)

Date

Mid 1970s (photographed)

Artist/maker

Cummins, Kevin (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver process print. Signed in silver pen.

Dimensions

Height: 30.3 cm, Width: 41 cm

Descriptive line

Signed print by Kevin Cummins of David Bowie in concert, late 1970s.

Techniques

Photography; Gelatin silver process

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Photographs

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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