12 April 2017

Anna Fox. The Moon and a Smile

The Hyman Collection is pleased to have acquired three new photographs by Anna Fox made in response to a commission by the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea. The Moon and a Smile exhibition was based on the contempoary responses of nine photographers to a period in the 1840s and 1850s, when Swansea was at the centre of early experiments in photography worldwide. In particular, the Dillwyn family circle was prolific in the development of photography, especially Mary Dillwyn and John Dillwyn Llewellyn. Commissioned by Glynn Vivian, the nine international artists created new work for the exhibition, alongside a display of 19th century photography.

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9 April 2017

The Caravan Gallery - New Acquisitions

We are delighted to have acquire seventy photographs by The Caravan Gallery (Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale) that provide an overview of their peripatetic work over the last fifteen years. These witty pictures explore British society and the selection is loosely structured around a number of themes that include, signs, flags, people and place.

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18 March to 18 June 2017

Museum Loans - Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

The Hyman Collection is delighted to be lending around twenty works from the collection, including photographs by Anna Fox, Paul Hill, Paul Reas, Jo Spence and Homer Sykes, to the following exhibition:

Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
Creating the Countryside: 1600-2017
18 March - 18 June 2017

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15 November 2016

Read an interview with James Hyman about the future of the collection in the Art Newspaper.

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15 October 2016 to 11 March 2017

Museum Loans - Graves Gallery, Sheffield Museum

We are pleased to be loaning photographs by Colin Jones, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen and Paul Reas to the following exhibition:

Graves Gallery, Sheffield Museum
Street View: photographs of Urban Life
15 October 2016 - 11 March 2017

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1 November 2016

Bill Brandt. Vintage Prints

The Hyman Collection is delighted to announce a major new acquisition of an important group of twenty seven vintage photographs by Bill Brandt from the photographer's estate. Purchased from Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York, these pictures include famous as well as unknown works, and provide a retrospective survey of Brandt's achievements. They are grouped around the central themes of Brandt's oeuvre and include photographs related to the three seminal books that established his reputation: The English at Home (1936), A Night in London (1938) and Camera in London (1948), as well as wartime photographs of ruined streets and people sheltering in the tunnels of the London Underground; nudes from Perspective of Nudes (1961) and celebrity portraits that include little known images of Henry Moore and Francis Bacon. Added to the vintage Brandt's already in the collection, the Hyman Collection now has one of the most important private collections of Brandt in the world.

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29 August 2016 to 1 May 2017

Museum Loans - Arundells, Salisbury

The Hyman Collection is delighted to be lending our life size Spitting Image puppet of former Prime Minister Edward Heath to the following exhibition:

Arundells, Salisbury
Heath at 100: A Life in Cartoons

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30 June to 25 September 2016

Museum Loans - Landskrona Museum, Sweden

The Hyman Collection is delighted to me lending works by Paul Seawright from his celebrated Sectarian Murders series to the following:

View Ireland
Landskrona Museum, Sweden
Landskrona Foto View, Ireland
30 June - 25 September 2016

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24 April 2016

The Hyman Collection. Annual Update. 01. Spring 2016

A year ago we launched www.britishphotography.org to showcase our private collection of British photographs and to use the collection as an educational resource. Since then we have acquired additional photographs by Ian Berry, John Blakemore, Jane Bown, Bill Brandt, Mat Collishaw, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Fay Godwin, Bert Hardy, Paul Hill, Susan Hiller, Colin Jones, Dafydd Jones, Chris Killip, Neil Libbert, Daniel Meadows, Paul Nash, Edwin Smith, Jo Spence and Homer Sykes. We have also continued the process of making the collection available on line by adding a significant number of new works to the website.

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19 April 2016

Dafydd Jones. Vintage Photographs from the 1980s

The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired an important group of fifty vintage photographs of some of Dafydd Jones's most celebrated pictures of high society in the 1980s. Acquired from the photographer, the selection focuses on Jones's celebrated photographs for The Tatler magazine, the collection includes both published and unpublished images.

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12 December 2015

Daniel Meadows. Early Photographic Works.

Claire and James Hyman are delighted to have made one of our most significant acquisitions: the entire Daniel Meadows exhibition, Daniel Meadows. Early Photographic Works. Acquired from the photographer, the purchase includes over one hundred and thirty works, including photographs, screen projections and digital films. Many of these photographs were previously included in the 1997 exhibition, Daniel Meadows. National Portraits. Curated by Val Williams, Daniel Meadows. Early Photographic Works travelled around Britain from 2011 to 2015, to venues that included The National Media Museum, Bradford; Ffotogallery, Cardiff; Library of Birmingham, Birmingham and the LCC Gallery, London. The exhibition was accompanied by a major book published by Photoworks, Daniel Meadows. Edited Photographs from the 70s and 80s.

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28 November 2015

Susan Hiller. Midnight

The Hyman Collection is pleased to have acquired five works from Susan Hiller's famous series of Midnight self-portraits based on overpainted photobooth photographs.

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