Simon Norfolk

Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work over the last fifteen years has been themed around a probing and stretching of the meaning of the word 'battlefield' in all its forms. As such, he has photographed in some of the world's worst war-zones and refugee crises, but is equally at home p ....

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Simon Norfolk

For most of it I have no words

17.5 x 17.5 cms (6.88 x 6.88 ins)

1998

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Simon Norfolk

Armenia: Poplars from "For most of it I have no words"

17.5 x 17.5 cms (6.88 x 6.88 ins)

1998

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Simon Norfolk

For most of it I have no words

17.5 x 17.5 cms (6.88 x 6.88 ins)

1998

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Colin Jones

Sandringham, Norfolk, England (Queen Elizabeth)

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

23 x 30.5 cms (9.04 x 11.99 ins)

1984

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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 Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island brings together iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs, recording social practices and customs linked to the British landscape, as well as some of the economic and political theatre that has helped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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Simon Roberts. 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 Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island brings together iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs, recording social practices and customs linked to the British landscape, as well as some of the economic and political theatre that has helped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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24 June 2019

Jim Mortram. New Acquisitions

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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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.

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Herbert Mason

Born in 1903 in Yarmouth, Norfolk, Herbert Mason was the son of Walter Mason, who ran a photography businesses on the seafront and in Gorleston.Mason initially worked for the Yarmouth Mercury newspaper before moving to London aged 21. After a brief spell with a commercial film company he became a ph ....

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Daniel Meadows. Nattering in Paradise (Suburbia) Kent, (1984-87)

The Hyman Collection includes 6 framed exhibition prints from Daniel Meadows' Nattering in Paradise series on English suburbia in the Thatcher years.
Like many British photographers in the 1980s, Daniel Meadows became interested in the representation of the new 'affluent' Britain, under the leadership of the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. He used both black and white documentary photography, and an extensive series of taped interviews, made mostly in the London Borough of Bromley, to produce the exhibition Nattering in Paradise (Photographers' Gallery, London; Olivier Gallery, National Theatre, London: 1987-88) and book Nattering In Paradise - A Word from the Suburbs (Simon & Schuster, 1988).

Daniel Meadows recalls:
In the mid-eighties, in the Kentish suburb where Mrs Thatcher had raised her own family, property values were increasing so rapidly (at least 20 per cent per annum) that home-owners found themselves living in a state of seemingly infinite possibility. In south Wales, where I was raising my family, the miners were all on strike and there was real hardship. I thought I'd take a peep into Maggie's looking glass.

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Jim Mortram

In spring 2019, Jim Mortram held an exhibition at Side Gallery in Newcastle based on his recently published book Small Town Inertia (Bluecoat Press, 2017). The book and the exhibition received enormous publicity as a powerful indictment of austerity. "This book shows what happens when you rest ....

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Useful Websites on British Photography

31 December 2014

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Mark Edwards

The photographs of Mark Edwards address the landscape of England, as he has explained:"My work focuses on the landscape that I encounter on a regular basis. I repeatedly revisit and often think about these places for up to twelve months before I take the photograph. The resulting large-scale colou ....

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Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney established her reputation in the 1960s as a photographer of rock stars. Following her marriage to Paul McCartney her photographs became more intimate and experimental. As Paul McCartney has written: 'the photographs not only illustrate her incredible talent as an artist, but as some ....

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Juno Calypso

One of the most acclaimed young British photographers, Juno Calypso writes: "In 2011, after two decades of taking pictures of myself in private, I began a series of self-portraits in which I staged myself as a fictional character named Joyce. Without knowing how to explain what I was doing at the ti ....

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Richard Billingham

Billingham was born in Birmingham and initially studied as a painter at Bournville College of Art and the University of Sunderland. His most celebrated body of work, with which he established his reputation, depicted his family and was published as Ray's A Laugh (1996). Ray's a Laugh is a portrayal ....

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Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British photographic artist based in Brighton, UK. Often employing expansive landscape photographs, his approach is one of creating wide-ranging surveys of our time, which communicate on important social, economic and political issues.Roberts has been exhibited widely wit ....

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Paul Seawright

Born in 1965, Paul Seawright is a Northern Irish photographer perhaps best known for his documentation of the sites of Sectarian violence in Belfast in the 1970s, close to where he grew up. The series, Sectarian Murder, 1988, pairs images with text from newspaper reports of the period. More recent ....

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