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Six Bells. The last chapel walk.

The congregation from various chapels

join the walk as the singers pass their chapel.

This was the last one I heard of in Wales. 1975

 

David Hurn is one of the UK’s most celebrated reportage photographers

– and his images of his native Wales are full of wit, energy and love

 

David Hurn is one of the UK’s most celebrated reportage photographers

– and his images of his native Wales are full of wit, energy and love

 

He also founded a respected documentary photography course,

which he taught for 15 years in Newport.

 

David Hurn/Magnum Photos

 

Land of my fathers: Wales at work, rest and play – in pictures

G        Wednesday 1 June 2016    07.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jun/01/photographer-david-hurn-wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abertillery. Sarah enjoys the realities of never ending fantasies. 1974

 

David Hurn is one of the UK’s most celebrated reportage photographers

– and his images of his native Wales are full of wit, energy and love

 

He also founded a respected documentary photography course,

which he taught for 15 years in Newport.

 

David Hurn/Magnum Photos

 

Land of my fathers: Wales at work, rest and play – in pictures

G        Wednesday 1 June 2016    07.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jun/01/photographer-david-hurn-wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cwm. Seniors dance in the local social club. 1998

 

David Hurn is one of the UK’s most celebrated reportage photographers

– and his images of his native Wales are full of wit, energy and love

 

He also founded a respected documentary photography course,

which he taught for 15 years in Newport.

 

David Hurn/Magnum Photos

 

Land of my fathers: Wales at work, rest and play – in pictures

G        Wednesday 1 June 2016    07.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jun/01/photographer-david-hurn-wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Six Bells. Children’s fun on site of old colliery. 1994

 

Land of my fathers: Wales at work, rest and play – in pictures

 

David Hurn is one of the UK’s most celebrated reportage photographers

– and his images of his native Wales are full of wit, energy and love

 

He also founded a respected documentary photography course,

which he taught for 15 years in Newport.

 

David Hurn/Magnum Photos

 

Land of my fathers: Wales at work, rest and play – in pictures

G        Wednesday 1 June 2016    07.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jun/01/photographer-david-hurn-wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cwm. The women’s choir. 1998

 

David Hurn is one of the UK’s most celebrated reportage photographers

– and his images of his native Wales are full of wit, energy and love

 

He also founded a respected documentary photography course,

which he taught for 15 years in Newport.

 

David Hurn/Magnum Photos

 

Land of my fathers: Wales at work, rest and play – in pictures

G        Wednesday 1 June 2016    07.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jun/01/photographer-david-hurn-wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abertillery. Children’s party. 1974

 

David Hurn is one of the UK’s most celebrated reportage photographers

– and his images of his native Wales are full of wit, energy and love

 

He also founded a respected documentary photography course,

which he taught for 15 years in Newport.

 

David Hurn/Magnum Photos

 

Land of my fathers: Wales at work, rest and play – in pictures

G        Wednesday 1 June 2016    07.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jun/01/photographer-david-hurn-wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cwm. Easter Chapel walk

and the placing of the cross on the top of the local mountain. 1999

 

David Hurn is one of the UK’s most celebrated reportage photographers

– and his images of his native Wales are full of wit, energy and love

 

He also founded a respected documentary photography course,

which he taught for 15 years in Newport.

 

David Hurn/Magnum Photos

 

Land of my fathers: Wales at work, rest and play – in pictures

G        Wednesday 1 June 2016    07.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/jun/01/photographer-david-hurn-wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Hurn

 

(...) one of the UK’s

most celebrated

reportage photographers

– and his images

of his native Wales

are full of wit,

energy and love.

 

Hurn was born in Surrey

but grew up

and still lives in Wales.

 

He is dyslexic.

 

He joined the army,

but eventually ended up

working for the Reflex photo agency.

 

He began his career in the 1950s,

covering current affairs

such as the Hungarian revolution,

but moved away from news journalism.

 

His breakthrough moment

was, as he told Vice,

‘a photo in a copy of Picture Post.

 

In the army we were led to believe

that all Russians ate their children,

but I saw this photo of a Russian army officer

buying his wife a hat in a department store.

 

And I started to cry ...

 

Suddenly I realised

that I believed much more in the photo

than I did in any propaganda.

 

I realised that photography

really can move people,

just by being accurate’.

 

He had various

glamorous assignments,

including photographing

James Bond posters

and Jane Fonda filming Barbarella,

and hiding Ringo Starr from paparazzi.

 

But he also celebrated

the less starry world

of ordinary people in Wales.

 

‘I decided that if I went around Wales,

and maybe made some books

– one on the places people live,

one on the way people live,

one on the landscape they live in and so on

– then maybe I could eventually come

to understand what that culture is,’ he said.

 

‘And that’s basically what I do.

I enjoy photographing the mundane’

 

He also founded

a respected documentary

photography course,

which he taught for 15 years

in Newport.

 

In the joy and warmth he depicts,

he seems to take his own advice

in his influential book

On Being a Photographer:

 

‘Individual pictures

can be very important

even when rationally,

intellectually made,

but the bodies of work,

the lifetime achievements

of a photographer,

which impress me most

are those based in love

as well as knowledge’

 

‘In a real sense,

photography has fulfilled the Greek ideal of art;

it should not only improve the photographer,

but also improve the world’, he claims

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photographer-david-hurn-wales

 

 

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