A former regional press photographer who was shot twice in the line of duty is showcasing his work in a new exhibition.
There are also images of hard news stories such as strikes, aviation disasters and funerals alongside pictures from former hostage Terry Waite’s homecoming and the release of the Birmingham Six.
John said: “I got to travel the world & meet fascinating people from all walks of life, but it’s not all glitz and glamour.
“I have been shot at twice, arrested twice, and was badly injured in the Handsworth riots, all for a good picture.
“Some of the images in the exhibition may be a bit hard-hitting but others will bring back fond memories.
“The most satisfying thing for me is to take a picture that makes people smile.”
Alongside the photos will some of the different cameras John has worked with, cuttings featuring his pictures and other memorabilia.
Paul Delmar (25/01/2010 14:29:04)
A fantastic chance to see the work of a man I consider one of the best News photographers of our time..good luck JJ.