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Jill Furmanovsky 'Photographing the Invisible' Exhibition: Manchester Library

For the last 50 years Jill Furmanovsky has been photographing the biggest names in rock music. Now for the first time, Jill is hosting a retrospective exhibition at Manchester Central Library showcasing iconic and hidden gems from her extensive archive. 

Guest curated by Noel Gallagher and photo-historian Gail Buckland, the free music photography exhibition features over 100 images, including shots of Pink Floyd, Oasis, Chrissie Hynde, Joy Division, Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Amy Winehouse, Billie Eilish and Nile Rodgers to name just a few - and many of the photographs are previously unseen.

The exhibition chronicles Jill's unprecedented career from her early days touring with Pink Floyd and as in-house photographer at the Rainbow Theatre, to her time working for the 70s & 80s music press and fashion magazines, to more recent years as artist-in-residence at Abbey Road Studios and hanging out backstage at Glastonbury. And of course, it includes her unique relationship with Oasis.

A special audio tour has been created to accompany the exhibition, narrated by Jill, Noel Gallagher & Chrissie Hynde, and a series of talks featuring Mark Cooper and Jon Savage are taking place in May. Details can be found here

Jill's exhibition tells the evolving story of both music and photography over the last half-century and demonstrates how her unique ability to form an emotional connection with her subjects has made her one of the world's greatest music photographers.

No music lover should miss it!

Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square
Manchester
M2 5PD
15th April-30 June 2023

This exhibition is sponsored by

 

 

Amy Winehouse photographed backstage by Jill Furmanovsky at the Union Chapel, Islington London 2006

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse captured in the corridor of the Union Chapel, London in 2006 - "She seemed particularly happy that night" - Jill Furmanovsky

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Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon Tour, October 1972 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd performing live at the Wembley Empire Pool in October 1972 during their Dark Side of the Moon Tour

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Bob Marley (BM001JF)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley sitting on the bed of a rented apartment on Gloucester Road in London in February 1978

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Oasis (OAMR001JF)

Oasis

Noel recalls "Maine Road was where we all used to go as kids. So I was standing there, trying to make sure I never forgot this moment"

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Chic (CH001JF)

Chic

All four members of Chic cannot help but groove to the same beat. Taken by Jill Furmanovsky at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1979.

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Siouxsie and The Banshees (SS006JF)

Siouxsie and the Banshees

'Goddess' portrait of Siouxsie Sioux taken at Jill Furmanovsky's studio in November 1983

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Glastonbury Jarvis Cocker (PULP001JF)

Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker performing one of his signature moves with Pulp on The Park Stage during the 2011 Glastonbury Festival

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Led Zeppelin (LZ011JF)

Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page onstage at Led Zeppelin's legendary Earls Court Arena concerts in 1975

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Eric Clapton (EC001JF)

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton performing at the Rainbow Theatre, London in January 1973.

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Faces, The ( FA001JF)

The Faces

Rod Stewart from The Faces performing at the Sundown Ballroom, London in June 1973

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Who, The (WH001JF)

The Who

Jill Furmanovsky photograph of Roger Daltrey during the rock opera performance of 'Tommy' in 1972.

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Nile Rodgers, Chic at the Glastonbury Festival in 2017 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers enjoying the crowd when Chic played the Glastonbury Festival in 2017

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B.B. King (BB001JF)

B.B. King

B.B. King headlines the venue at the Rainbow Theatre in 1973 with support acts from Lou Reed, Golden Earring & The Persuasions.

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Leonard Cohen (LC002JF)

Leonard Cohen

Jill Furmanovsky recalls, "This was a typical music press session - probably for Sounds. The journalist and ‘snapper’, me, at a posh hotel.

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Oasis (OA044JF)

Oasis

Noel & Liam Gallagher from Oasis backstage before performing onstage at Wembley Stadium in July 2000

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Boy George photographed for The Face Magazine in 1982

Boy George

Boy George captured during a photo shoot for The Face Magazine in 1982

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Florence and the Machine (FATM001JF)

Florence and the Machine

Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine rehearsing at the John Henry Studios, London in October 2007

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Glastonbury White Stripes (WS002JF)

White Stripes

The White Stripes give an electric performance on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2002

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Tom Waits looking over his shoulder on a Californian street in 1999.

Tom Waits

Pausing at the crossroads in Santa Rosa, California 1999, Tom Waits casts a glance of displeasure, or so it appears, over his shoulder

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