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Pioneering photographer, activist, feminist, film maker, singer and musician. In essence, a multidisciplinary artist and philanthropist.

Read more about Francine in this excellent article by Ian Opolot in The Quietus Magazine which came out on the 11th Feb 2023

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During the sixties, Francine moved to New York where she became enchanted by the jazz scene and started experimenting with her technique, holding the shot and then moving the camera, as in a dance with the artist, to capture the emotion of the moment and the artist's movement. She created a blurred free-form still which had no stillness and mirrored the dynamic improvisation of the performer. She coined it "Fever" technique. This technique became iconic and imitated by photographers around the world, on jazz record covers and magazines.

Here are some examples of both mild and high fever!


From her professional start at Island Records working alongside Chris Blackwell to build the label, Francine entered a world of music and photography that she would never let go of. Beyond FEVER there are many celebrated images that have never been linked to Francine Winham. She was bold and daring - with an original eye and sensitivity. She captured some extraordinary and seminal moments in musical history. Here are some of them…


Meet the woman whose eye has captured so many incredible moments in the history of jazz soul, and rock, helped Chris Blackwell make Island Records an iconic label, acknowledged and brought to the UK the Jamaican artists that influenced British music forever, and made us laugh with her experimental films and sense of humour, daring to push boundaries in photography, film and feminism.

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