Photojournalist Ian Berry to deliver guest lecture
4 February 2016
Ian Berry’s talk will address the changing face of photojournalism and how early photojournalism influenced his work.
Ian Berry made his reputation in South Africa, where he worked for the Daily Mail and later for Drum magazine. He was the only photographer to document the massacre at Sharpeville in 1960, and his photographs were used in the trial to prove the victims' innocence.
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; and apartheid in South Africa.
Director of the Centre for Journalism Professor Richard Sambrook said, “It's a great pleasure to welcome a photographer of Ian Berry's standing to the University. His long experience of covering international events for the Magnum agency will give us rich insight into recent history and the changing nature of photojournalism.”
Ian will also talk through his key bodies of work, how they came about, his method of working and some of the narratives surrounding his work.
The talk will be 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.
Nick died of cancer in November 1999 at the age of 43. Following his passing, The Nick Lewis Memorial Trust was established to support young journalists with scholarships, exhibitions and bursaries.
This talk will take place at 6.00pm on Thursday 25 February at Cardiff University. Attendees must register to attend.