David Hurn in conversation with Sir Christopher Frayling
Magnum photographer David Hurn discusses his new collections The 1960s: Photographed by David Hurn and David Hurn: Arizona Trips with award-winning broadcaster, writer, educationalist and cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling.
David Hurn (b.1934) is a self-taught photographer. His natural inclination has always been less towards hard news and more ordinary people in their everyday lives. In 1956, he hitchhiked to Budapest to photograph the city during the Hungarian revolution and the resulting pictures were published in Life and Picture Post, helping to launch his career as a successful freelance visual essayist.
He became a member of Magnum Photos in 1965. In the early 1970s, he set up the renowned School of Documentary Photography in Newport College of Art, Wales. He still conducts a few selected lectures and workshops. He has published a number of books, including the seminal textbook, On Being a Photographer. In 2016, he was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. He continues to live and work from his home in Tintern, Wales.
5 April 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters)