David Bowie

Photograph
Mid 1970s (photographed)
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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.


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Materials and Techniques
Gelatin silver process print. Signed in silver pen.
Brief Description
Signed print by Kevin Cummins of David Bowie in concert, late 1970s.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 30.3cm
  • Width: 41cm
Subject depicted
Summary
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.
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Accession Number
S.1326-2010

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record createdOctober 5, 2010
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