Coming soon to Photo Oxford Festival: A Different Mirror. Photographs from the Hyman Collection
A Different Mirror presents a dialogue between two generations of socially engaged photographers from the pioneering work of Jo Spence and Alexis Hunter, grounded in 1970s feminism, to the recent projects of three young artists: Heather Agyepong, Eliza Hatch and Bindi Vora.
Selected from The Hyman Collection, the private collection of Claire and James Hyman, the exhibition explores the ways in which these photographers use words as well as images to address political and social issues. Informed by anti-racism, feminism and environmentalism, the photographers in A Different Mirror make art that reflects society and approach the art work as an active tool for education and transformation.
Barn Gallery, St John's College, St Giles, OX1 3JP (gate opposite St Giles churchyard, start of Banbury Road) Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 12 noon- 5pm
New Acquisitions. Recent photographs by Bindi Vora
The Hyman Collection is delgihted to have acquired a selection of works from Bindi Vora's massive Covid-19 project Mountain of Salt. Vora explains: "Mountain of Salt (2020-21) is an expansive body of work comprised of found images, appropriated text and digital shape collages, initially conceptualised as a human response to the unfolding of covid-19. This text-based series of collages focuses on the language used over the last year and developed from the collecting of words and sentences derived from politicians, journalists and individuals all sharing their commentary, updates or thoughts.