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Living in Wales

David Hurn

David Hurn | Living in Wales Yvonne Fox, a warden to the elderly, dressed as Jemima Nicholas, a leader of an army of women who prevented an invasion by the French in the 1700s. Wales. 1997. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Chris Chown. Chef and joint owner of Plas Bodegroes winner of The Good Food Guide's 2003 Restaurant of the Year. Pwllheli, Wales, UK. 2002. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Mary Ann Roberts & Robert Price Evans. Singer and musician duo. Specialise in authentic medieval Welsh music.Cardiff, Wales, UK. 2002. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales The Dibley family. Rex, Cynthia, Lynne and Gareth.. To win a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower show is every gardeners dream. The Dibley firm of horticulturists have won 14 Golds for their displays (...)
David Hurn | Living in Wales Peter Prendergast. One of Britain's foremost landscape painters. Inspired by the surroundings of his Snowdonia home. He has paintings in the Tate Gallery collection. Deiniolew, Wales, UK. 2003. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Ron Clark. 25 years a chimney sweep. He has expanded his business himself, with an assistant, to include chimney maintenance. Denbigh, Wales, UK. 2002. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Shankin 11 (second), & Sgt David Josef (Goat Major). The Royal Goat marches at the head of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Chepstow, Wales, UK. 2002. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Jan Morris. One of the finest writers in the English language. Cricieth, Wales, UK. 2002. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Cerys Matthews. Singer with pop group Catatonia. Wales, UK. 1998. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Authorised firearms officer police. Anti-terrorist. Bridgend, Wales, UK. 1996. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Bonnie Tyler. Pop singer. Mumbles, Wales, UK. 2002. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Patrick Harrington QC Leader of the Wales and Chester circuit. Specialising in crime. Raglan, Wales, UK. 2002. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Sue Packer. Photographer. Tintern, Wales, UK. 2002. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Rebecca Evans. Opera soprano. Regular guest with major opera companies throughout the world. Penarth, Wales, UK. 2002. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Bernard Roberts. Acknowledged as one of Britain's leading pianists. Llanbedr, Wales, UK. 1999. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Olwen Williams, a consultant genitourinary physician and former Welsh Woman of the Year. St Asaph, Wales, UK. 2002. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Dr John Davies, historian. Aberystwyth, Wales, UK. 2003. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos
David Hurn | Living in Wales Dr Wynne Davies MBE. Renowned authority on Welsh Ponys and Cobs. Miskin, Wales, UK. 2002. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos

Living in Wales is an album of over one hundred duotone portraits of people who, in the words of the photographer David Hurn, “have enriched my life and that of Wales”.

It is a roster of the famous and distinguished in the fields of science, business, the arts, sport, the law, health, media, politics, and religion. Writer Jan Morris rubs shoulders with Cabinet Minister Peter Hain; Tyrone O’Sullivan of Tower Colliery vies with industrialist John Harvey-Jones; harpist Catrin Finch faces champion cyclist Nicole Cooker; Bryn Terfel meets Colin Jackson.

In between are photographs of others, who, in less public ways make an immense contribution to the cultural and societal fabric of Wales: ice cream makers, publicans, chimney sweeps, restaurateurs. It contains the responses that each subject had to a set of short questions about the notion of ‘Welsh-ness’. Political devolution, a new economy, and the resurgence of the Welsh language are among several factors discussed by authors, artists, historians, and social commentators.