24 June 2019

New Acquisitions. Jim Mortram

The Hyman Collection is pleased to have acquired a special portfolio of works from Jim Mortram's powerful book and exhibition, Small Town Inertia. These photographs present the lives of people in his community near Dereham, a small town in Norfolk. Dereham is no different from thousands of other communities throughout Britain, where increasing numbers of people struggle to survive at a time of welfare cuts and failing health services. Mortram shows the lives of people in his community who, through physical and mental problems and a failing social security system, face isolation and loneliness in their daily lives. His work covers difficult subjects such as disability, addiction and self-harm, but is always with hope and dignity, focusing upon the strength and resilience of the people he photographs. Often the work is accompanied by texts in which the subjects are given a voice.

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27 November 2018

The Hyman Collection. Annual Update. 03. Autumn 2018

Three years 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 continued to develop the collection and the range of our activities.

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22 November 2018

Paloma Tendero. New Acquisitions

We are delighted to have acquired a major 12 part self-portrait work by London-based artist Paloma Tendero, as well as a related sculpture.

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13 July 2018 to 22 April 2019

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 British photography 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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22 July to 7 October 2018

Loan to the exhibition Lee Miller and Surrealism is Britain

The Hyman Collection is pleased to lend an extremely rare vintage photograph by Paul Nash to the exhibition Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain at Hepworth Wakefield. This is the first exhibition to explore Miller's involvement with the surrealist circles in Britain in the late 1930s. This exhibition is organised by The Hepworth Wakefield in association with the Fundació Joan Miró. An expanded version of the exhibition will be presented in Barcelona from 31 October 2018 to 20 January 2019 sponsored by the BBVA Foundation.

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30 June to 9 September 2018

Loans to the exhibition "Play it Again", Firstsite, Colechester

The Hyman Collection is lending a series of 9 works by Heather Agyepong to the exhibition 'Play It Again: The art of remaking' at Firstsite, Colchester. The programme features 'remade' objects, events and films, produced by artists and the public. The exhibition showcases how history, contemporary culture and our own everyday experiences inspire repetition, remaking and reenactment in different forms.

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25 June 2018

Kurt Hutton. New Acquisitions

The Hyman Collection has acquired a major group of over sixty rare vintage prints by Kurt Hutton, one of the most influential photo-journalists of the twentieth century. These vintage photographs include many of his most famous works as well as lesser known images, among them the actual photographs used in his 1947 book, Speaking Likeness, and by Picture Post magazine.

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11 May to 11 November 2018

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.

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1 March 2018

Heather Agyepong. New Acquisitions

The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired Heather Agyepong's complete series Too Many Blackamoors. The work was inspired by a 19th century Carte-de-visite of Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta. Sarah was the West African adopted goddaughter of Queen Victoria who came to live in England at a young age. The images are based on my own personal experiences as a young black woman, dealing with the macro and micro traumas of racism encountered while travelling around European countries. Too Many Blackamoors aims to challenge the 'strong, independent, black female' narrative that can burden and often entrap black women. With Sarah as my template, the project attempts to illustrate the effects of such perceptual limitations whilst exploring my own internal conflicts of falling short from such mainstream ideals.

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20 February 2018

Brian Griffin. New Acquisitions

The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired an important group of additional vintage prints by Brian Griffin. The works irange from celebrated images from his early publications to an unpublished colour portrait of Damien Hirst.

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18 February 2018

Paul Hill. New Acquisitions

We are delighted to have acquired 20 additional works from Paul Hill's important Mobile Objects and White Peak Dark Peak series. These pictures demonstrate the ways in which Hill has developed his works through the use of series, groupings and paired works from the taxonomy of mobile objects, to the reuse of the same viewpoints to record changes in the landscape through the seasons or as a result of the presence of man.

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15 February 2018

Chris Shaw. New Acquisitions

The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired additional works by Chris Shaw. These pictures focus on two of his most important series, Life as a Night Porter and Weeds of Wallasey.

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