Ron McCormick – ‘How Green Was My Valley’

Newport Museum and Art Gallery. September 2019.


They were hanging the exhibition the day before it opened. So I took the opportunity to meet and Photograph Ron McCormick before the crowds made it impossible, and he kindly gave me the time in his  busy schedule.

Ron McCormick  was born in Liverpool, and first studied art at The Liverpool College of Art and The Royal Academy Schools, London, before switching  to photography. After a long career in photography he came to the University of Wales College Newport as Senior Lecturer in Documentary Photography with the founder of the first degree course David Hurn, in 1966. I wish now that I had waited a year, because I started a general course in Photography at the Berkshire College of Art in Reading in 1965.

Bernard Mitchell 2020