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Birmingham through the lens: Journalists’ Charity fundraiser

Posted on: November 2, 2020 by Mariella Brown

A photo-journalism collection by a former Birmingham Mail photographer will support the Journalists’ Charity and Birmingham Mail’s charity.

A collection of incredible photos by long-time Journalists’ Charity supporter ‘Bunny’ Hess is now available to buy – beautifully presented in a coffee table style book.

The images reflect a remarkable era in British history when much was happening – a great reflection of quality photo-journalism and life as it was.

Here’s more from Bunny’s son, former BBC editor, John Hess:

“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.’”

This fabulous book makes a great gift or Christmas present.

In turn, it will raise funds for “Bunny’s” favourite causes; the Journalists’ Charity and the Birmingham Mail’s own charity trust that extend a helping hand to those struggling through tough times.

To buy a copy: contact john@johnhess.co.uk with your name & postal address.

Cost, inc P&P, from £30. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/throughthelens