Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Film star

David Hurn has lived quite a life - from bagging a job with Life covering the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 as a wet-behind-the-ears novice, through bearing witness to the Swinging Sixties, to effectively becoming Wales' photographer laureate. A couple of Saturdays ago, at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Culture, he talked about a lifetime of seizing opportunities and making his own luck and of learning first hand from the best in the business, offering plenty of sound advice and guidance of his own along the way.

Here's my report for Wales Arts Review on an inspiring afternoon - and what was billed as his last ever speaking event before retirement from public life. It brought home how absurdly fortunate I was to be invited to interview him in his own home for Buzz a couple of years back - and get my portrait taken by him.

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