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David Hurn: 70 Years of Poetry

RRB Photobooks presents David Hurn’s book “Photographs 1955-2022”, which gathers the best of his work from London, Wales, the United States, Hungary and everywhere in between.

A self-taught practitioner, David Hurn became one of the most regarded British documentary photographers for his documentation of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, standing out because of a strong empathy for a variety of human conditions and an impeccable compositional style.

1967. ENGLAND. London. Queen Charlotte’s Ball was the highlight of what was called “The debutante season” and “coming out”. © David Hurn / Magnum Photos

1971 WALES Tylorstown. In the South Wales Valleys © David Hurn / Magnum Photos

1974. WALES. Brecon Beacons. Wild pony colt © David Hurn / Magnum Photos

1974. WALES. Tenby. The promenade © David Hurn / Magnum Photos

Alternating engaged topics like the British and American social revolution of the 1960s and lighter work on the most iconic personality of music and film, like The Beatles, Sean Connery, and Jane Fonda, David Hurn’s 70-year-long career left a strong footprint, influencing generations of photographers also through the School for Documentary Photography he set up in Newport, Wales.

1973. WALES. Llanidloes. Last Civic Parade to be held in the town .© David Hurn / Magnum Photos

1979. USA. Arizona. Phoenix. Dolly Parton lookalike Competition © David Hurn / Magnum Photos

1980. USA. Arizona. Mesa. Early morning exercise Class © David Hurn / Magnum Photos

1980. USA. Arizona. Salt City. Tubing on Salt River © David Hurn / Magnum Photos

The book “Photographs 1955-2022” is published by RRB Photobooks and available at the price of £60.

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