Visual style and reinventing the front page

Terry Kirby talks about The Independent’s bold visual style, from Brian Harris’ ‘up the nostril shots’ of politicians to “random country scenes.” The Independent pioneered, Kirby says, a radical rethinking of the front page, often covering it with a single image as in the famous picture of the Clapham Junction rail crash in 1988.

Storyteller: Terry Kirby

Date of Story: 1986; 12 December 1988
Location of Story: London, UK
Location: London, UK
Date: 22 March, 2016