Aberfan Disaster, 1966 / Vintage Press Prints
A collection of vintage press prints that document the Aberfan disaster in 1966 when a local colliery spoil tip collapsed tragically killing many children and adults from the village of Aberfan.
“I was with another photographer, Ian Berry, in Bristol, I think when we heard the news of the tragedy over the car radio. We both immediately said, “We need to be there”. All the roads into the valley were closed, but I had enough local knowledge to find a way into the town from the north. We stayed there all day, through the night, and into the following morning, as these desperate efforts to rescue the buried children were going on. These were the most emotional few days of my life.”
23 silver gelatin press prints – various sizes
Quote by David Hurn from the book ‘The 1960s Photographed by David Hurn’ published by Reel Art Press, 2015 Copyright © in format Rare Art Press Ltd., 2015