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Photo book and journalists fundraiser: Through the Lens: A Life in News

The PAN copy of the book just arrived (above and below) and it’s a good one!

John Hess – with copies of his dad’s book

‘Through the Lens: A Life in News’ features 36 remarkable pictures from the career of news photographer Bernard “Bunny” Hess – the Chief Photographer at the Birmingham Evening Mail 1940’s – 1990’s and now 92 years old.

Bunny’s son John is aiming to raise £5000 to support The Journalists Charity & Birmingham Mail’s charity, through sales of the book which maps the changing camera technology over Bunny’s career. Every photo has a story attached which took some serious research by John!

“My father Bernard “Bunny” Hess was one of the country’s top photojournalists. He worked for the Birmingham Evening Mail for most of his career and through his camera lens, he eye-witnessed some of the biggest news stories in the Midlands from the late 1940s until he retired in the 1990s. He also photographed movie stars, royalty and the ordinary people that make Birmingham such a great city.
A treasure-strove of his favourite news photographs – found in the attic of his former home at Knowle, Solihull – is now a superb book, a real collector’s item. Whether funny. heart-breaking or tragic, the 36 remarkable pictures capture the very best of photojournalism. In the words of Marc Reeves, Midlands Editor -in-Chief of Reach plc , publishers of the Birmingham Mail: “The years disappear and you feel drawn to the company of living, breathing, real people.That’s what Bunny’s photos do, and did, brilliantly”

Buy your copy and support the fundraiser HERE

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