GRAIN Talks Programme
GRAIN is hosting a series of talks by artists and photographers during the duration of the project.
The talks will be programmed in collaboration with our project partners and will be planned to coincide with the regional exhibitions, events and commissions.
We are delighted to host a talk by internationally acclaimed and renowned Magnum Photos photographer David Hurn, part of the Evolution Explored project in collaboration with The Hive Arts Centre and Shrewsbury BID.
Thursday 6th April 2017, 6.00-8.00pm
Wakeman School, English Bridge Campus, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AA
David Hurn is one of the photographers whose images are featured in Evolution Explored, the unique exhibition in Shrewsbury town centre. The exhibition is in the public realm and runs from 9th February – 20th April 2017. For more information click here.
Born in the UK, but of Welsh descent, David Hurn is a self-taught photographer who began his career in 1955 as an assistant at the Reflex Agency. Whilst a freelance photographer, he gained his early reputation with his reportage of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.
Hurn eventually turned away from coverage of current affairs preferring to take a more personal approach to photography.
He became an associate member of Magnum in 1965 and a full member in 1967.
In 1973, he set up the famous School of Documentary Photography in Newport, Wales. He resigned in 1989.
In 1997 he collaborated on a very successful textbook with Professor Bill Jay, On Being a Photographer, since then the book has never been out of print.
It is his book, Wales: Land of My Father, that truly reflects Hurn’s style and creative impetus. It is a self-initiated project attempting to discover what is meant by the phrase ‘my culture’. It consists of observations on the remarkable changes taking place in Wales from 1970 until the books publication by Thames and Hudson in 2000
David Hurn has a longstanding international reputation as one of Britain’s most influential reportage photographers. His prints are acquired by many leading collectors and museums.
In 2016, David Hurn was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.
In his talk David Hurn will present work from many of these projects and talk about his career as a photographer, including with Magnum Photos.
Tickets are priced at £3 per person and are available to purchase here.
To date we have been delighted to host talks by the following;
- Mat Collishaw
- Faye Claridge
- Nathaniel Pitt and Donall Curtin
- Tom Hunter
- Sophy Rickett and Bettina von Zwehl
- Bruce Gilden
- David Birkett
- Daniel Meadows
- Simon Roberts
- Andrew Jackson
Image: David Hurn