David Hurn began his career in 1955, and gained his reputation as a photojournalist for his documentation of the Hungarian revolution of 1956. He returned to Wales in the late 1960s, initially living in a van for a year photographing the country. In 1973 he set up the School of Documentary Photography in Newport. He continues to live and work in Wales, and has donated a large collection of photographs taken by him and other leading contemporary photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, and Bill Brandt, to the National Museum of Wales. Seren has published two collections of Hurn’s photography: Living in Wales (2003) and Writing the Picture (2010).
Thinking of attending the Seren Cornerstone Poetry Festival? Tickets are on sale – book yours now.
Curated by Seren’s Poetry Editor Amy Wack, the Seren Cornerstone Poetry Festival is a vibrant weekend of events. The 2019 festival takes place 8-10 February and will showcase a diverse and exciting range of artists: poetry, art, music and film from new and established voices.
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