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Walter Nurnberg

(1907-1991), Photographer

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait

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Walter Nurnberg

by Walter Nurnberg
bromide print, 1948
NPG x36278

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Roger Dorey MA FBIPP Cert Ed.

21 February 2020, 12:17

As a Fellow photographer Walter and I became firm friends after he visited my photographic exhibition entitled 'Architecture and Conservation in Hertfordshire' in 1985 while I was lecturing photography and film studies at the St. Albans College of Art and Design. At Harrow Collage of Art and Design, where he was well-liked as a part-time lecturer, he invited me to talk to his students about my approach to photographic lighting, as well as my experiences working as Design Photographer at the BBC Television Centre at Wood Lane in London. His generous spirit and willingness to share his knowledge and techniques was eagerly accepted and absorbed by his students. Walter and continued to meet up regularly for several years either at his home in St. Johns Wood or at the Reform Club in London where he was a member.

Michael Pritchard

11 September 2018, 15:15

From 1973 to 1975 and 1977 to 1980, I studied photography part time at Harrow Technical College, London. First City & Guilds basic in technical Photography, followed by a Diploma in Photography. One day (or more than one day?) we had the honour of Walter Nurnberg teach us portrait photography. I can't remember the year, but would guess 1974 or 1975. He kindly gave away the secrets of his trade, at least as much as he could in the time he had. I remember he was very enthusiastic about photography and keen to share his knowledge. Harrow had once been the number one photography college in Britain, but had since lost its standing. Harrow was trying to regain its former standing and this may have been part of that drive.

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