Jeremy Hunter began his career in advertising - as a television creative, working for Young and Rubicam, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy, and Bates, along the way winning a number of international awards in Cannes, Venice, New York and Los Angeles. During this time he worked with some of Britain's most iconic film directors - John Schlesinger, Ken Russell, Tony Scott, Dick Lester, Nic Roeg, Richard Loncraine as well as Oscar-winning Editor Jim Clark and photographer Terence Donovan.
Over the past thirty years, he has divided his time between television and photojournalism. He was a foreign correspondent for NIR-TV based in Tehran, reporting extensively from around the world - the civil war in Lebanon, the first democratic elections in Portugal, the uprising in India and assassination of Indira Gandhi, and the coronation of the cannibal "Emperor" Jean-Bedel Bokassa in the Central African Empire. This was followed by a period as On-Screen News and Current Affairs Reporter/Producer for Granada TV from where he went to the BBC as writer/producer and then to Channel 4 "Cutting Edge".
Throughout his career in television and the media, he has taken a special interest in documenting the world's festivals, rituals, ceremonies, and celebrations. Let's Celebrate 365 is the result of this life-long interest and work, and an exhibition derived from these is currently touring England and Europe.
As a photo-journalist, he specializes in Travel Reportage and contributes to The Sunday Times, The Telegraph Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, The Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Bunte, Conde Nast Traveller, GEO, Stern, Epoca, Wanderlust and many other travel-related magazines. His reportages have been recognized with two UNESCO awards.
2001 - Sunday Telegraph/Travel Photographer of the Year
2001 - Daily Telegraph/Travel Photographer of the Year
2005 - Association of Photographers Best Single/”Daily Life”
2005 - BBC News Photographer of the Year “Work” Award
2006 - Elected Fellow of Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
2009 - UNESCO/HPA Nomination Award: "Tribes of the Omo Valley"
2011 - UNESCO/HPA Documentary Award: "Nagaland"
Jeremy is a regular contributor to the press, TV, and Radio and has spoken at Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival, Stowe School, Royal Geographical Society, and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
What the Clients Say:
Amazing talk - unbelievable if it wasn't true
Brilliant "concerned photojournalism"
Learned such a lot! The talk and pictures were wonderful and fascinating. Gripping
One of the most extraordinary events I have ever been to; congratulations on telling the story
A fascinating, chilling yet horribly funny talk - you made it so accessible and visually riveting.
I have never been to a talk quite like it - indeed there possibly isn't a talk quite like it - but I can't stop thinking about it
A battery of facts; an incredible tour de force of reportage and geography