27 May 2007
Juvenes: The Joy Division Photographs of Kevin Cummins 
Later this year, Kevin Cummins will publish a new book entitled 'Juvenes: The Joy Division Photographs of Kevin Cummins'. The book will consist of Kevin's selection of pictures from his Joy Division archive accompanied by short personal essays by several writers including Ian Rankin, Simon Armitage and David Peace. The foreword is by Natalie Curtis.

The book will be limited to 226 editions. 200 numbered and 26 lettered (A-Z). The lettered editions will be slightly different - they may be signed by all the writers too. The price is GBP 200 (tbc).

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Juvenes: The Joy Division Photographs of Kevin Cummins
Publisher: To Hell Publishing
Publication date: November 2007

The book will soon be available to pre-order. Details to follow.

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