Photo Histories
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David Hurn

He is the Magnum photographer whose flat in London was a creative haven for photographers during the 1960s, and whose documentary photography course at Newport in succeeding decades became the most successful course in photographic education in Britain. As a new book of his photographs is published, David Hurn talks to Graham Harrison about photography, photographers and of a life enriched by friendship.

Philip Jones Griffiths

Philip Jones Griffiths, whose book Vietnam Inc. defines the meaning of photojournalism, believes the ideals of the thinking photojournalist forged in the middle of the 20th century should not be sacrificed for the dumbed down culture of the 21st. That includes Magnum. Interview by Graham Harrison.

Homer Sykes

Nearly four decades after seeing photographic prints hanging on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, British documentary photographer Homer Sykes welcomes the acceptance of photography by Britain’s art establishment, writes Graham Harrison.

VII on multimedia and commitment

In April 2007 members of the influential VII Photo Agency gathered in London for their first European seminar. In Multimedia leaves still standing as ten into VII adds up in London written for EPUK, Graham Harrison asked for their thoughts on how multimedia is changing photography.