Jill Furmanovsky

Photographer, Visual Artist

1953 –


Who is Jill Furmanovsky?

Jill Furmanovsky is a British rock photographer.

Born in Southern Rhodesia, Furmanovsky emigrated with her parents and brother Michael to London in 1965. She studied textile and graphic design at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design from 1972 to 1974. After only two weeks training in photography in 1972, she became the official photographer at one of London’s premier rock venues, the Rainbow Theatre.

She has photographed many of the biggest names in rock music, including: Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, The Ramones, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Blondie, The Police, The Plea, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Pretenders and Oasis. She has also produced videos for Oasis and The Pretenders, and continues to work in the music industry. Her book, The Moment - 25 Years of Rock Photography was published in 1995, and an exhibition of Oasis photographs, Was There Then, toured the UK and Ireland in 1997. The exhibition was followed by publication of the book Was There Then – A Photographic Journey with Oasis.

Furmanovsky has received several awards for her music photography, including 'The Jane Bown Observer Portrait Award' for her portrait of Charlie Watts in 1992.

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  • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

on July 23, 2013


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