Body Politics. Pictures of Health
The Hyman Collection has many works which address the human body, mental and physical health, mortality and vulnerability.
Cultures of Masculinity
Cultures of Masculinity takes its title from Tim Edward's social, cultural and theoretical study of masculinity published in 2006. It presents photographs from the 1930s to the present to explore the ways in which British photographers have addressed the subject of masculinity.
Beside the Seaside
As an Island Nation the coast and beach are highly charged culural and national symbols. British photographers have responded to the subjeect in a variety of ways. Bill Brandt provides the emblematic image of someone on a seaside holiday. Keith Vaughan provides pictures of innocence just moments before the outbreak of war. Bert Hardy chronicles life on a fishing trawler at sea. Fay Godwin celebfrates its rugged beauty. Mark Power's brililantly presents the locations listed in the celebrated BBC radio broadcasts of The Shipping Forecast. Meanwhile, for other photographers the beach becomes the setting for explorations of class and society as in the works of Tony Ray Jones, Marketa Luskacova, Colin Jones, Martin Parr, Anna Fox, The Caravan Gallery and Simon Roberts.