Kevin Cummins

Manchester born Kevin Cummins has an international reputation as one of the world's leading photographers.


His iconic portraits of rock musicians as diverse as Joy Division, The Smiths, Manic Street Preachers, Courtney Love and David Bowie have graced magazine covers and galleries the world over and are included in the collection of The National Portrait Gallery and The V&A amongst others.

Kevin Cummins’ series of iconic rock music photographs have been chosen by the curators of the British Pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014.  The images, originally published by Paul Stolper Gallery, will feature in an exhibition that seeks to highlight the diverse cultural influences, across music, art and popular culture, that were shaped by British Modernism over the last 100 years. The exhibition responds to the theme of 'Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014,’ set by Director of Architecture, Rem Koolhaas for the national pavilions.