Photographing Glastonbury Festival

Dr Duncan Forbes, Head of the Photography Centre at the V&A, talks to five photographers who have captured Glastonbury Festival every decade since its inception in 1970. Sheila Burnett, John Novis, Matt Cardy, Venetia Dearden and Emma Stoner discuss their favourite Glastonbury images, reveal what it’s like photographing the Festival, and explore the changing attitudes towards festival photography over time.

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These interviews were produced as part of the Glastonbury Weekender, June, 2021 – a one-day conference exploring the impact and legacy of Glastonbury Festival.

Header image: Glastonbury Festival, 2014. © Emma Stoner