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David Hurn donates from his archive to the MPF collection

David Hurn has donated a significant part of his archive to the Martin Parr Foundation collection. The gifted works include vintage press prints, exhibition prints, book layouts, and a complete set of David Hurn photographs made in Wales. This material joins a number of other David Hurn prints already housed at the Martin Parr Foundation.

Hurn has donated a significant part of his archive to the Martin Parr Foundation collection. The gifted works include vintage press prints, exhibition prints, book layouts, and a complete set of David Hurn photographs made in Wales. This material joins a number of other David Hurn prints already housed at the Foundation.

David Hurn projects accessible in the MPF Collection include, among others, Land Of My Father, Living In Wales and Carvings And Controversies: Sculpture Exposed. In addition, there are photographs from many press assignments, such as the Aberfan Disaster, The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night and Churchill’s Funeral.

Much of David's archive is in the National Museum Wales, Cardiff. 

See more here in this film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0hNJgl34xk

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Comment by Edward McCann on April 12, 2021 at 13:35

  I loved David Hurn's photographs in Bill Jay's Negative/ Positive, along with the author's advice that photographers strive to be "great."

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