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. Pictured here, Winston Churchill’s coffin is transported down the Thames River by barge. In the background, dockers manning the cranes lower them to half mast as a mark of respect.

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