Brian Griffin death, photographer behind Depeche Mode passed away in his sleep

Brian Griffin, a talented British photographer passed away
Brian Griffin, a talented British photographer passed away at the age of 75.


Brian Griffin, a talented British photographer passed away on January 30, 2024. He left a profound impact on his loved ones and admirers with his unexpected passing. Brian’s love for photography played a significant role in his life, thus providing unique and emotional storytelling experience.

Though he is no longer with us, his photographs continue to serve as timeless reminders of the beauty he saw in the world and the memories he created for all who knew him.

Brian Griffin passed away:

Brian griffin, a renowned photographer behind iconic album art for Depeche Mode passed away at the age of 75. Some of his famous works are Echo and the Bunnymen, Psychedelic Furs, Elvis Costello, Billy Idol, Ultravox, Teardrop Explodes, Joe Jackson etc.

This heartbreaking news was shared by DJ Kenny on his social media post, saying,

Brian Griffin, the amazing photographer behind the first 5 covers of Depeche albums, as well as albums from Psychedelic Furs, Echo & The Bunnymen, Siouxsie, and many more passed away in his sleep yesterday. RIP Brian.

Who was Brian Griffin?

Brian Griffin was born on April 13, 1948 in Birmingham. He moved to the Black Country before attending Manchester Polytechnic (1969–1972) to pursue a degree in photography.

He worked as a freelance photographer living in London since 1972. In November of that year, he received his first assignment for Management Today. In 1975, he produced the first display of the “Young British Photographers.”

In 1987, he was awarded the “Freedom of the City of Arles, France”. He published “Work,” a book, and held a solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in 1988.

His work went on to win the 1991 Barcelona Primavera Fotografica Award for Best Photography Book in the World. The Guardian newspaper named him “The Photographer of the Decade” in 1989. Additionally, his picture “A Broken Frame” was featured on the front cover of “Life” magazine with a supplement, “The Greatest Photographs Of The 80’s”.

Brian Griffin cause of death:

Brian Griffin passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 30, 2024. His presence was not only defined by his skill with the camera but also by his unwavering passion for capturing the beauty of life through his lens.

As the news of Griffin’s passing reverberated throughout the photography and art communities, tributes poured in from all corners of the globe.

His legacy lives on through the countless images he captured and the lives he touched with his warmth and creativity. He may no longer be with us, but his photographs continue to inspire, bringing solace and joy to those who cherish his work.

Tributes to Brian Griffin:

Museo Depeche Mode tweeted,

Very sad news, the author of the iconic photos on the covers of Depeche Mode albums in 1981–1986 has died. Rest in peace Brian Griffin

DEPECHE MODE Monument posted,

R.I.P. Brian
Without this man the Depeche Mode story might have been different.

Artefaktor Radio V3.0 posted,

Very sad to hear of the death of Brian, the photographer behind iconic sleeves for Echo and the Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, Teardrop Explodes, Joe Jackson, Siouxsie and many more #RIP

Depeche Mode Europe posted,

Very sad to hear that photographer Brian Griffin has died

Matt Ellerbeck posted,

RIP to Brian Griffin, the man behind Depeche Mode’s early album covers. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.


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