Jill Furmanovsky interview

Jill Furmanovsky emigrated from Zimbabwe with her parents to England in 1965 and studied graphic design at Central St. Martin's School of Art from 1972-1974. From 1972 she became in-house photographer at the Rainbow Theatre specialising in live rock concerts, has photographed many Rock artists including Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Mick Jagger, The Clash, Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd, Pretenders, The Police and Eric Clapton and has been commissioned by many others, including K.D. Lang and Oasis.

Date: 26 September 2002

Questions for Jill Furmanovsky

  1. Where did you get your first break with rock photography?
  2. Was it difficult to capturing the moment in New York for the Madness picture that the NPG has?
  3. How is that for you to work with?
  4. Could you tell us about the Oasis project Was There Then came about?
  5. The Gallagher brothers have a reputation for impatience, was it hard getting the shot that the National Portrait Gallery owns?
  6. In what way was Chrissie Hynde an especially good sitter to work with?
  7. So how did the picture of Chrissie and you come about?

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