16 March 2015
What Makes a Good Photograph? An essay by James Hyman for Photoworks
Listed as one of the top ten articles published by Photoworks in 2015.
15 February 2015
Claire and James Hyman are delighted to launch this new website as an educational resource that reflects our ongoing commitment to supporting and promoting photography in Britain.
1 January 2015
The Thrill of the Chase. James Hyman interviewed by Photomonitor
Read the revised and updated version of an interview with gallerist and collector, James Hyman, that originally appeared in Photomonitor in April 2013.
23 September 2014
Jo Spence. Photographs from the Jo Spence Memorial Archive
Claire and James Hyman are delighted to announce one of our most significant purchases, a major collection of over one hundred vintage photographs, as well as exhibition panels and hundreds of contact prints, by Jo Spence. The photographs were acquired from the Jo Spence Memorial Archive though Richard Saltoun Gallery, London.
15 September 2014
Jon Tonks. Empire
We are delighted to have purchased from Jon Tonks a selection of large format prints from his celebrated series, Empire, that depicts ouposts of the British Empire.
19 June 2014
Anna Fox. Cockroach Diairies and other stories
As part of our ongoing commitment to British photography we are delighted to have made one of our biggest acquisitions: the entire Anna Fox exhibition, Cockroach Diaries and Other Stories. Curated by Impressions Gallery, this touring exhibition led to Anna Fox's nomination for the prestigious Deutsche Borse Photography Prize in 2010 and includes many of her most famous bodies of work. We have also acquired from the photographer the entire framed exhibition set of prints from Anna Fox's Resort exhibition of pictures made at Butlins in Bognor Regis which premiered at Pallant House Gallery in 2012.
19 February 2014
Ken Grant. Prints from No Pain Whatsoever
We are pleased to have purchased a complete set of over sixty large format photographs by Ken Grant from his latest book, No Pain Whatsoever. Formally, I love Ken Grants photographs with their tight cropping and intensification of the image, but what really counts for me is their psychological resonance. These are pictures that embody the photographer's respect and his subject's trust.
20 September 2013
Roger Mayne. Vintage Street Life Photographs
Claire and James Hyman are delighted to announce the purchase of a significant group of vintage works by Roger Mayne that includes pictures from his celebrated series depicting street life around Southam Street.
19 September 2013
Colin Jones. Vintage Prints
The Hyman Collection is pleased to have purchased over one hundred vintage prints by Colin Jones. Acquired from a variety of sources, these pictures provide a retrospective over-view of his career from the late 1950s to recent years. They include published and unpublished prints from two of his most celebrated bodies of work, Grafters and The Black House, as well as works from other series that address British society in urban and rural environments.
4 July 2013
Homer Sykes. Vintage Prints from "Once a Year"
Claire and James Hyman are pleased to have purchased a selection of very rare vintage prints from Homer Sykes's celebrated 1970s series on British folk customs, Once a Year. James comments: "I've known and loved these pictures for years. For me growing up in the 1970s what is shown is at once familiar and extraordinary. I had the same haircut and clothes as the jeering boys on the street in Minehead, and remember harvest festivals, country pubs, maypoles and Morris dancing."
15 May 2013
Mark Power. Newly released "Shipping Forecast" prints.
In 2012 the Hyman Collection purchased the complete exhibition set of over thirty large framed prints of Mark Power's most celebrated work, "The Shipping Forecast" and in May 2013 acquired an additional five images which had never previously been made available.
These five additional Shipping Forecast images were selected by Mark Power and printed for the first time to raise funds to celebrate 21 years of the Photography Department at the University of Brighton, where Power teaches. It was wonderful to support this cause and to acquire these additional images for the collection.
11 September 2001
The Battle for Realism: Figurative Art in Britain during the Cold War 1945 - 60 (Yale University Press)
The Battle for Realism (Yale University Press) nominated for the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History.