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photographer , teacher

David Hurn is an English documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos.


David Hurn was born in 1934 in Redhill, England, United Kingdom.


Hum developed an interest in photography while studying at the Royal Military Academy.


Since 1973 Hum has been head of the school of film and photography at Gwent College of Higher Education in Newport. Hum has freelanced since 1955, his first major assignment being to cover the Hungarian revolution.

In 1979 Hum was chosen to be a Distinguished Visiting Artist at Arizona State University, Tempe, under funding by a United Kingdom- United States Bicentennial Arts Fellowship program.


  • PUBLICATIONS Catalogs: Catalogue, Apr/May 1977 (Galerie Mumcipale en Chateau d'Eau); Personal Views, 1972 (British Council). Periodicals: Zoom, May/June 1977, Nov/Dec 1972 (Paris); Amateur Photographer, 150:24, 1974, 143:13, 1971.


In 1967 he joined Magnum Photos.