Patrick Thurston worked as a freelance photographer for over 30 years on assignments for the
Telegraph Colour Magazine, National Geographic, Time-Life Books, English Tourist Board, Radio
Times and numerous other publications. He travelled the world meeting and photographing many
celebrities including the Aga Khan, Charlton Heston, Rudolph Nuryev and Margot Fontaine, Pierre
Balmain, Rex Harrison, John Betjeman, Marcel Marceau and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
In 1965 he won the British Press Pictures Award of the Year for his unique panoramic photograph of
Churchillís funeral procession for the Telegraph magazine, which was also used as a three page fold-out
in National Geographic. In 1970 he walked the length and breadth of Britain for
eighteen months to illustrate the pioneering Readers Digest Book of Walks.
Recently he has been focussing his attention more on his personal work which reflects his own
artistic point of view and which is a natural progression from his earlier photography.
Self-portrait, Venice 1969