• National Museum Cardiff (map)
  • Cathays Park
  • Cardiff CF10 3N
  • United Kingdom

This coming 21 October marks the 50th Anniversary of the Aberfan disaster in 1966 which saw 116 children and 28 adults killed in the Welsh village.

Magnum photographers David Hurn and Ian Berry rushed to the site on the day and captured harrowing images of families and volunteers desperately digging at the coal slurry to reach those buried underneath.

In his first public talk focussing on the disaster, David Hurn will give a lunchtime presentation titled Before and After. Aberfan: Thoughts on Privacy at the National Museum in Cardiff where he will reflect on the role of photographers and photojournalism. This will be a unique opportunity for professional photographers and students working in documentary and photojournalism to hear and speak with Hurn about contemporary issues around access, privacy and copyright.

Before and After. Aberfan: Thoughts on Privacy
Starts 1pm Friday 2nd September 2016
National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3N

Places limited. More information via Museum website

Banner image © David Hurn and used with permission of the photographer