The exhibition is also the launch party for Cummins’ new 208-page monograph, Joy Division, which is published by Rizzoli and collects the photographer’s images of the band, as well as selected other ephemera including excerpts from Ian Curtis’s notebooks. It also features a foreword by novelist Jay McInerney and a conversation between Cummins and Bernard Sumner. Full details of the edition here.
Much has been made of Anton Corbijn’s contribution towards sculpting the band’s visual identity, but it is in fact Cummins who is responsible for the many of the most iconic shots of the band. Granted full access to Joy Division around the time they formed, he now describes their work together as them “learning to pose as a band while I was learning to shoot bands”.
The exhibition takes place at 6pm on November 1, accompanied by a Factory Records soundtrack from Matthew Higgs; entry is free and all are welcome. More information here.