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Some very interesting chat and amusing anecdotes from Magnum photographer David Hurn, who was a prominent photographer in the 1960's. 

 

 

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David Hurn is a very interesting chap, founded the Photography course at University of Wales Newport, graduation from there is almost a prerequisite for a career in photojournalism in the UK. During his career he swapped prints with all his illustrious fellow photographers, amassing a huge collection which he has donated to the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. Earlier this year there was a big exhibition of these (David Hurn - Swaps), I spent several happy hours there .. not only were many of the prints absolutely outstanding, there was a story with almost every one which really added interest available on headphones. Although it had good space, they still had to resort to 3 layers on the walls , like Stieglitz's Gallery 191 !

 

Many of his images here .. https://museum.wales/collections/online/?field0=string&value0=david hurn&field1=with_images&value1=on 

Jane Fonda as Barbarella here .. https://museum.wales/collections/online/object/52f8f129-4645-3eae-9086-37cd0e82e7a9/Jane-Fonda-in-Barbarella-costume-Rome-Italy/?field0=string&value0=david hurn&field1=with_images&value1=on&page=5&index=50

Joan Baez at the Isle of Wight festival .. https://museum.wales/collections/online/object/6c235d72-b5a6-3083-bfe1-8828c394396f/Isle-of-Wight-Festival-Joan-Baez/?field0=string&value0=david hurn&field1=with_images&value1=on&page=34&index=397

Crowd shot IoW .. https://museum.wales/collections/online/object/a4f8a4c7-e146-3ca4-8850-1cabb04ffc0b/Isle-of-Wight-Festival-Five-assorted-buttocks-in-a-row-a-girl-wearing-nothing-but-roman-sandals-stands-in-the-middle/?field0=string&value0=david hurn&field1=with_images&value1=on&page=38&index=453

Not sure who did the titles !

 

Recent BBC programme .. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0993mqr - the truth about Bond's gun !

Lensculture interview .. https://www.lensculture.com/articles/david-hurn-the-picture-that-changed-my-life-interview-with-david-hurn

DH page on Magnum site .. https://www.magnumphotos.com/photographer/david-hurn/

'David Hurn - A Life in Pictures' was a terrific programme but my links are dead ;( .. perhaps it will reappear on iPlayer.

 

I hope this extra is of interest .. cheers, Maurice

 

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Thanks Maurice! I will certainly check out those links. 

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