8 February 2018

John Blakemore. New acquisitions

The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired a major group of additional works by John Blakemore, one of the greatest nature photographers and printers in the history of British photography. This group includes some of the largest and most beautiful photographs Blakemore has ever printed. These photographs include variations of the same image to understand better the photographer's process, including the use of selenium and gold toning.

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1 February 2018

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.

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16 January 2018

Yale Center for British Art. Major Gift from Claire and James Hyman

NEW HAVEN, CT (January 16, 2018)-The Yale Center for British Art has expanded its collection of photographs through a generous gift of 125 works from the London-based collectors Claire and James Hyman.


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14 December 2017

Simon Roberts. New Acquisitions

The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired the boxed set edition of Simon Robert's complete series of Merrie Albion. For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, reflecting on the nature of our shared histories and communal experiences. Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island brings together iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs, recording social practices and customs linked to the British landscape, as well as some of the economic and political theatre that has helped define recent history.

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18 November 2017 to 3 April 2018

Loans to the exhibition Roger Law: From Satire to Ceramics, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich

The Hyman Collection is delighted to be one of the main lenders to the exhibition Roger Law: From Satire to Ceramics. We are lending many of our original Spitting Image puppets.

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5 November 2017

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.

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19 October 2017 to 4 February 2018

Loans to the exhibition Máquinas de Vivir. Flamenco y arquitectura en la ocupación y desocupación de espacios.

We are delighted to be lending a large group of works by Jo Spence from her gypsies and travellers series to the substantial international exhibition on the subject Máquinas de Vivir. Flamenco y arquitectura en la ocupación y desocupación de espacios. The exhibition explores the depiction and imaging of gypsies and travellers. (Madrid, Barcelona, tour)

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18 September to 1 October 2017

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.

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30 August 2017 to 21 January 2018

Museum Loans - A Green and Pleasant Land: Landscape and the imagination, 1970-now,Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

The Hyman Collection is delighted to be the largest lender, after the Arts Council of England, to the exhibition A Green and Pleasant Land: Landscape and the imagination, 1970-now at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.

The Hyman Collection will be lending seventeen works that include photographs by Keith Arnatt, John Blakemore, The Caravan Gallery, Mark Edwards, Anna Fox, Paul Graham, John Myers, Mark Power, Paul Reas, Jo Spence and Puddy Summerfield.

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31 May 2017

The Hyman Collection. Annual Update. 02. Spring 2017

Two years ago, in Spring 2015, we launched www.britishphotography.org to showcase our private collection of British photographs and to use the collection as an educational resource.

Since our first annual update in Spring 2016, we have continued to acquire pictures by photographers not previously in the collection. These include Shirley Baker, Juno Calypso, Maisie Cousins, The Caravan Gallery, Michael Kenna, Peter Mitchell, Paddy Summerfield and Gillian Wearing. We have also increased our existing collections of vintage photographs by Cecil Beaton, John Blakemore, Jane Bown, Bill Brandt, Christina Broom, Mat Collishaw, Thomas Joshua Cooper, John Davies, Anna Fox, Fay Godwin, Bert Hardy, Paul Hill, Susan Hiller, E.O. Hoppé, Colin Jones, Dafydd Jones, Neil Libbert, Roger Mayne, Peter Mitchell, Raymond Moore, Graham Smith, Snowdon, Wolfgang Suschitzky and Homer Sykes.

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29 May 2017

Peter Mitchell. New Acquisitions

We are delighted to have acquired photographs from one of the pioneers of colour photography, Peter Mitchell. The photographs come from three of his most celebrated bodies of work: A New Refutation of the Viking 4 Space Mission, Memento Mori and Some Things Means Every Thing to Somebody.

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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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