Picture Post: photo-journalism and the internationalising of British photography.
The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired an exceptionally rare complete, un-bound, run of the famous Picture Post magazine in impeccable condition. The collection also has many of the actual vintage photographs used in the magazine, which often bear the original instructions and mark-ups for publication, by photographers such as Bill Brandt, Bert Hardy, Thurston Hopkins, Kurt Hutton and Grace Robertson.
Modern Nature. Photographs from the Hyman Collection, Hepworth Wakefield
We are delighted that the Hepworth Wakefield (Museum of the Year 2017) have curated an exhibition from photographs in the Hyman Collection. "Modern Nature includes around 60 photographs taken since the end of the Second World War, through the beginnings of de-industrialisation, to the present day. It explores the merging of urban and rural landscapes, the rapid expansion of cities and the increasingly intrusive management of the countryside. Rather than present a Romantic dichotomy between the rural and the urban, the exhibition presents a more contemporary sensibility that is frequently situated in the edgelands, the often scruffy margins, in which town blurs countryside."
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Loans to the exhibition London Nights, Museum of London
The Hyman Collection is loaning vintage photographs by Bill Brandt and Bert Hardy to the Museum of London for their major exhibition, London Nights.
Bill Brandt. New Acquisitions from MoMA, New York
The Hyman Collection has acquired several over-sized exhibition prints by Bill Brandt de-accessioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired in 1969 by MoMA for their important Bill Brandt exhibition that year, these stark blacks and white prints exemplify Brandt's preferred printing style of the late 1960s onwards. Their exceptional size is rarely matched elsewhere in Brandt's career. The exhibition was a crucial moment in the artist's career, consolidating his international staure.
Bill Brandt - additional acquisitions
The Hyman Collection is delighted to announce a major acquisition of an important group of twenty three vintage photographs by Bill Brandt from the photographer's estate.
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.
Loans - Here We Are. An exhibition to celebrate the Burberry September collection, Old Sessions House, Clerkenwell Green
The Hyman Collection is pleased to be one of the largest lenders to a special exhibition celebrating British photography.
Here We Are celebrates the very best of British photography on the occasion of Burberry's September collection for men and women. When creating this collection Burberry's President and Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey drew inspiration from social portraiture in 20th century British photography - particularly by photographers who have set about documenting the many and varied tribes, clans and classes that make up this island of ours, and the humourous, spirited and eccentric way in which the British dress.
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.