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Talk with legendary Magnum photographer Ian Berry in London

16.10.2018 — 16.10.2018 at 17.30

As introduction to the exhibition of Juhan Kuus we’re organising a talk with Juhan’s colleague and a friend Ian Berry.

Ian Berry made his reputation in South Africa, where he worked for the Daily Mail and later for Drum magazine. Henri Cartier-Bresson invited Ian Berry to join Magnum in 1962 when he was based in Paris. He moved to London in 1964 to become the first contract photographer for the Observer Magazine. Since then assignments have taken him around the world: he has documented Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia; conflicts in Israel, Ireland, Vietnam and the Congo; famine in Ethiopia; apartheid in South Africa. The major body of work produced in South Africa is represented in two of his books: Black and Whites: L’Afrique du Sud (with a foreword by the then French president François Mitterrand), and Living Apart (1996).

Important editorial assignments have included work for National Geographic, Fortune, Stern, Geo, national Sunday magazines, Esquire, Paris-Match and LIFE. Ian Berry has also reported on the political and social transformations in China and the former USSR.

He has published 12 books and won over 10 awards including World Photo Contest Awards – 1st and 3rd, Nikon Photographer of Year Award ja Art Director’s Club of New York Award.

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Photo of Ian Berry: © René Burri/Magnum Photos

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