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A self-taught photographer, David Hurn has been working as a photographer for over 65 years. He joined the prestigious Magnum agency in1965, set up the famous School of Documentary Photography in Newport in 1973 and bequeathed his enormous collection of “swapped” prints to the National Museum Cardiff in 2019. He remains living and working in Tintern, Wales.

Read our full in-depth interview with David in next week’s AP, on sale Tuesday 23rd February.

David Hurn stands in front of his ‘dead wall’ at his home in Tintern, Wales

David’s photograph of The Beatles during the filming of A Hard Day’s Night, 1964. David was keen to show moments of the group doing ordinary things – here they are taking a break for lunch on a train. Fans can be seen in the background, thousands of whom lined the route


About David Hurn
David Hurn is a self-taught photographer of Welsh descent. He began his career in 1955 at the Reflex Agency as an assistant. In 1965 he joined Magnum as an associate member, becoming a full member in 1967. In 1973 he set up the famous School of Documentary Photography in Newport, Wales. Today, he continues to live, and work from, his home in Tintern, Wales. See @davidhurnphoto on Instagram for more.


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