This exhibition presents some of the works featured in the film AS IT IS: Man's Footprint on the Welsh Landscape by artist Zed Nelson, who followed Hurn's photographic journey around Wales. David Hurn (b. 1934 ) is a British photographer and member of Magnum Photos. He set up the famous School of Documentary Photography in Newport, Wales in 1973. He collaborated on the successful textbook, On Being a Photographer (1997), with Professor Bill Jay. A seminal book of his work titled Wales: Land of My Father (2000) was published in 2000. Hurn's work has been widely exhibited in major institutions in the UK and internationally.
Zed Nelson is a documentary photographer known for long-term projects that explore contemporary society. He has published three books, 'Gun Nation' 'Love Me' and 'A Portrait of Hackney', and been recognised by numerous photography awards including First Prize in the World Press Photo Competition, the Visa d’Or (France), and the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award (USA). Nelson's work has been exhibited widely, including Tate Britain, the National Portrait Gallery and the V&A Museum.
The exhibition and film screening are made possible thanks to the support of the Borzello Trust.