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The 1960s: Photographed by David Hurn
Life as it unfolds in front of the camera is full of so much complexity, wonder and surprise that I find it unnecessary to create new realities. There is more pleasure, for me, in things as-they-are." - David Hurn This volume is the first anthology dedicated to Hurn during one of his most iconic periods of the 1960s. As this collection shows, Hurn has the eye of a ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by Reel Art Press
(first published November 30th 2014)
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The 1960s were a perfect landscape for photographers. Not saying that the era itself was perfect - far from that, but on the other hand the world felt new. It is interestingly noted in Peter Doggett's opening introduction that the photographer David Hurn wanted to be an anthropologist, but couldn't be due to poor school grades. On the other hand, I feel his interest in anthropology is very much the focus of his work in this book, "The 1960s." Whatever he's photographing Sean Connery or people do ...more
A hefty book I bought after enjoying David Hurn's other books that I'll now be sure to return to. It contains a lot of work I've not seen elsewhere and stands out from your usual celebration of 60's celebrity as it also focuses on the every day life. A balanced retrospective and as ever with Hurn's work, inspirational.