Ffoton Wales couldn't miss the opportunity to book a place for last night's guest lecture by Magnum Photos legend Ian Berry at Cardiff University's Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
The talk was the second annual lecture dedicated to the life of former South Wales journalist Nick Lewis, which last year welcomed former Middle-East hostage John McCarthy. Lewis died of cancer in November 1999 at the age of 43 and, following his passing, The Nick Lewis Memorial Trust was established to support young journalists with scholarships, exhibitions and bursaries.
We worked to secure an exclusive interview with Ian prior to his Lecture and were chuffed to have photojournalist Glenn Edwards (a Newport DocPhoto Alumni taught by David Hurn and life-long Ian Berry fan) agree to speak with Ian. Gents both!
A great conversation.
Thanks also to USW Photojournalism student Stephen Meredith for taking the images below.
We also managed to capture a video segment (right) of Ian describing his experience of the Sharpville Massacre in South Africa, 1960.