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Talk, Wed 7 Feb 2018, £8-£10

National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff


Join us for an evening talk with David Hurn and Martin Parr who will be discussing their shared passion for collecting photography, and how their collections are being used to support and promote the preservation, research and appreciation of photography in the UK.

David Hurn has a longstanding international reputation as one of Britain’s most influential documentary photographers. Born in London in 1934 but of Welsh descent, Hurn is a self-taught photographer who gained early reputation with his reportage of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. He became an associate member of the Magnum Photos in 1965 and a full member in 1967. In 1973 he set up the School of Documentary Photography at Newport, Wales, now part of the University of South Wales.

In 2016, David Hurn was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. He continues to live in, and work from, his home in Tintern, Wales.

In April 2017, Hurn gifted two collections of photographs to Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales; approximately 1500 of his own photographs that span his sixty-year career as a documentary photographer; and approximately 700 photographs from his private collection of ‘swaps’, which he has compiled throughout the course of his career. His gift has transformed the Museum’s national photography collections and these works will contribute to the programme of exhibitions in the Museum’s new photography gallery.

Martin Parr is an acclaimed British photographer and collector. The Martin Parr Foundation, a new centre for British photography and the works of Martin Parr, opened in October 2017 in Bristol. The foundation ‘supports and preserves the legacy of photographers who made, and continue to make, important work focused on the British Isles’.

This talk is part of the programme of events organised in conjunction with the exhibition, ‘Swaps: Photographs from the David Hurn Collection’, which is on display at National Museum Cardiff until 11thMarch 2018.

Advance booking essential. Tickets available from

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Event details

Dates Times
Wed 7 Feb 2018 19:00


Ticket Prices: £10.00, Concessions £8.00.


Cathays Park,
CF10 3NP



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Map reference: ST 183769  Lat: 51.48512 Long: -3.17800

Cardiff's Civic Centre, 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Train Station. By car - Junction 32 of the M4.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Cardiff Queen Street station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available