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Andy Summers the photographer

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As of February 6, the Pavillon Populaire is presenting ‘Une certaine étrangeté, photographies 1979–2018’, an exhibition of works by Andy Summers, the guitarist of the legendary band, The Police. Running until April 14, 2019 in Montpellier, the show explores the photographic creativity of the Leica photographer.

With nearly 400 pictures, the exhibition is dedicated primarily to Summers’ works unpublished to date, as well as photographs from the ‘Let’s Get Weird!’ series, that were taken when the band was on tour. The British pop and rock guitarist, is a self-taught photographer, who discovered the medium for himself in 1979, when The Police were enjoying their first big success in the USA.

His sources of inspiration and idols were photography legends such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï and Ralph Gibson.

Further information available at: Pavillon Populaire Montpellier and Andy Summers

The book ‘Andy Summers: A Certain Strangeness’, with many additional unpublished pictures and a text by Summers where he speaks about his passion for photography, will appear in February, published in English by the University of Texas Press, and in French by Editions Hazan. LFI will also be dedicating space to Summers’ photographic oeuvre – you will be able to see more in LFI 3/2019, available on April 10.

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