Jim Cummins is an award-winning American photojournalist whose work is well-known from the many photographs he has taken of legendary rock, rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, country/western and gospel performers of the 1960's through the early 1980's. Many of his other photographs of legendary performers of that era were published as magazine covers and in feature articles in magazines such as Newsweek, Rolling Stone and Life Magazine. Jim provided album photography for artists such as Wilson Pickett, Jimi Hendrix, the Velvet Underground, Aretha Franklin, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Sam & Dave, among many others.
Jim began his career as a photojournalist working for Newsweek Magazine from 1965 through 1970. During that period, Jim also worked for almost all of the major music labels, including Atlantic Records, Columbia Records, Capitol Records, Mercury Records, Savoy Records, Springboard Records, and London Records. Jim has also been a staff photographer for the NBA, Black Enterprise Magazine, the New York Times and Newsday.
Jim has co-authored and been the photographer for several books including "Led Zeppelin II", "Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times", "Courtside - The Fans Guide To Pro Basketball", and "Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child of The Aquarian Age." Jim has taught photojournalism at Seton Hall University and at John Jay College and continues to be a pioneer in the field of photojournalism, bringing his exceptional sense of style and photo composition to the world of digital photography.