Kurt Hutton

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Kurt Hutton, born Kurt Hübschmann (1893–1960) in Strasbourg,[1] was a German-born photographer who pioneered photojournalism in England.


Beginning his career with the Dephot agency in Germany, he migrated to England in 1934 and worked for Weekly Illustrated.

He then became one of the founding staff of the groundbreaking pictorial weekly news magazine Picture Post. One of his most famous images used there showed working-class girls enjoying themselves in Funfair, Southend, Essex (1938).[2]

He spent the last decade of his life living in Aldeburgh where he photographed for Benjamin Britten.


  1. ^ Genç, Kaya. "Works of a photojournalism pioneer showcased in Istanbul". Daily Sabah. dailysabah.com. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ McCabe, Eamonn (2005). The Making of Great Photographs: approaches and techniques of the masters. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-2220-6.