Turning Points: Life-Changing Moments by Magnum Photographers - Photographs and texts courtesy of Magnum Photos | LensCulture

From iconic images of major world events, to intimate moments of pleasure and delight — here is an outstanding selection of remarkable images from Magnum Photos — each with a personal story

Magnum Photographer David Hurn Shoots Fujifilm X: "Photography has Just Two Controls: Where You Stand and When you Press the Button" - Fuji Rumors

David Hurn - The Life This is part of our little curiosity and famous X shooter corners, and I think you'll enjoy this one particularly. The 2017 BBC documentar

The 2017 BBC documentary “A Life in Pictures” about the great photographer David Hurn has now been uploaded to YouTube (video below).

David Hurn’s Social Arizona Trips – The Eye of Photography

Magnum photographer David Hurn’s documentary photographs are distinguished by their quiet observation and remarkable insight. “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,” he writes. “There is more pleasure, for me, in things as they are.” Hurn fell in love with the state of Arizona, in the United States, and made several trips back between 1979 and 2001, turning his eye to ordinary Arizonians in their daily life, their schools, exercise classes, holidays and their landscape. His new book entitled Arizona Trips contains more than 150 photographs on the subject. The British photographer is here in conversation with writer Sir Christopher Frayling.

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A magnificent volume curated with insight and appreciation for a true master of his art. Magnum photographer David Hurn’s rendering of the 1960s encompasses both Hollywood screen idols and East End sun-seekers; headline news, alongside rituals unchanged for centuries

The ’60s: In and Out of the Limelight

David Hurn’s celebrity photos helped shape popular memories of the 1960s. But he was more drawn to the stuff of daily life.

we come across the work of someone like David Hurn — some of it as familiar as “Purple Haze” — and realize how much about the 1960s we still have to discover

David Hurn on Photo Histories — duckrabbit

If you haven’t checked out the serious body of work that Graham Harrison has on his site Photo Histories, then...

If you haven’t checked out the serious body of work that Graham Harrison has on his site Photo Histories, then you should.


“Reportage photography is a kind of stalking,” says David. “Although a photographer only really has two controls – where they stand and when they release the shutter – the great photographers so often get luck on their side.” “I could see from the contacts that when they sensed a situation had potential they began a series of individual pictures and adjusted their shooting position to get clarity. They continued shooting as they felt the most pertinent moment was happening.” “Often the great photographers shot beyond this moment as no one could say what would happen next. They only stopped when they knew that the excitement was over.” “The result was a contact sheet of a series of pictures of which one might be the most significant. Perhaps the moment never happened, but from the contact sheet you could read the mind of the photographer at work.”