David Hurn began his career as a self-taught freelance photographer and gained an early reputation with his reportage of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. Hurn eventually turned away from coverage of current affairs, preferring to take a more personal approach to photography. Though Hurn was born in England, his Welsh heritage has played an increasing role over the course of his photographic career as he continues to explore and define what his background means to him.

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