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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 ....
Armenia: Poplars from "For most of it I have no words"
17.5 x 17.5 cms (6.88 x 6.88 ins)
Sandringham, Norfolk, England (Queen Elizabeth)
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
23 x 30.5 cms (9.04 x 11.99 ins)
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 Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island brings together iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs, recording social practices and customs linked to the British landscape, as well as some of the economic and political theatre that has helped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.
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 Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island brings together iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs, recording social practices and customs linked to the British landscape, as well as some of the economic and political theatre that has helped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.
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.
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 ....
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.
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 ....