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Weʼre raising £5,000 to support The Journalists Charity & Birmingham Mail's charity, through the sales of "Through the Lens: A Life in News".From £30 inc P&P..

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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""

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 facing hardship.

*** To buy a copy: contact with your name & postal address. Cost, inc P&P, from £30.

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    • Bob Haywood

      Bob Haywood

      Nov 26, 2020

      Bunny was a great photographer - and a fine man. Good luck with the book.


    • Abigail


      Nov 25, 2020

      Thank you for supporting the journalists charity


    • Barry Phillips

      Barry Phillips

      Nov 25, 2020

      A great project,. Was there when the ledge photo emerged from the dark room to great excitement. Carol Evans, who is having the second copy sold many of Bunny's photos when working in Post Studios.


    • Kate Copestick

      Kate Copestick

      Nov 25, 2020


    • Jessica Riley

      Jessica Riley

      Nov 23, 2020

      My father Paul Riley worked with Bernard from the age of 16 & used to print the pictures he had taken in the "dark room". The photos have brought back many memories for him.


    • Chris Arnot

      Chris Arnot

      Nov 16, 2020

      A great read.Or viewing. And not just for an old Brummie like me. They're terrific pictures. A proper professional photographer


    • Tony Fisher

      Tony Fisher

      Nov 16, 2020

      My hero when i was just starting out as a 17 yr old


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