14 December 2011
Exemplar - Joy Division moves to Manchester 
Exemplar: Joy Division, the Kevin Cummins photographic exhibition is moving from Proud Camden to the Manchester Photographic Gallery. The show opens on 6 January 2012 - exactly 33 years since the famous Hulme snow photographs were taken.

The following day, Kevin Cummins and drummer Stephen Morris will be in conversation on Saturday 7 January at 2pm at Manchester Photographic on Tariff St. There will be a screening of a short documentary about Kevin's work with Joy Division. Stephen and Kevin will then discuss the history of their 35-year professional relationship which is still as fertile as ever, as seen in the Feb issue of Mojo which features a huge New Order feature with new images by Cummins.

There will be plenty of time for questions from the audience. The pair will also sign copies of Kevin's recent Joy Division monograph (published by Rizzoli, New York) which is available to purchase on the day.

Copies can be reserved if you are unable to come to the event. Please email info@manchesterphotographic.com for details.

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