4 October 2021
Coming soon to Photo Oxford Festival: A Different Mirror. Photographs from the Hyman Collection
A Different Mirror presents a dialogue between two generations of socially engaged photographers from the pioneering work of Jo Spence and Alexis Hunter, grounded in 1970s feminism, to the recent projects of three young artists: Heather Agyepong, Eliza Hatch and Bindi Vora.
Selected from The Hyman Collection, the private collection of Claire and James Hyman, the exhibition explores the ways in which these photographers use words as well as images to address political and social issues. Informed by anti-racism, feminism and environmentalism, the photographers in A Different Mirror make art that reflects society and approach the art work as an active tool for education and transformation.
Barn Gallery, St John's College, St Giles, OX1 3JP (gate opposite St Giles churchyard, start of Banbury Road) Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 12 noon- 5pm
17 August 2021
New Acquisitions. Recent photographs by Bindi Vora
The Hyman Collection is delgihted to have acquired a selection of works from Bindi Vora's massive Covid-19 project Mountain of Salt. Vora explains: "Mountain of Salt (2020-21) is an expansive body of work comprised of found images, appropriated text and digital shape collages, initially conceptualised as a human response to the unfolding of covid-19. This text-based series of collages focuses on the language used over the last year and developed from the collecting of words and sentences derived from politicians, journalists and individuals all sharing their commentary, updates or thoughts.
15 April 2021
New Acquisitions - Rare Vintage Prints by Charlie Phillips
We are delighted to have acquired a group of rare vintage silver gelatin prints by Charlie Phillips documenting life in Notting Hill.
15 April 2021
Watch Claire Hyman's video walk-through of Jo Spence. From Fairytales to Photo Therapy. Photographs from the Hyman Colle
15 April 2021
New Acquisitions - Mark Power's A System of Edges - Landscapes at the Limits of the London A-Z, aka 26 Different Endings
The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired the unique exhibition set of the celebrated series A System of Edges - Landscapes at the Limits of the London A-Z. The series was subsequently edited down to 26 images for publication as 26 Different Endings.
This unique exhibition set comprises 59 works (including two diptychs and an explanatory panel).
It adds to the complete framed exhibition set of Mark Power's The Shipping Forecast which is already in the collection.
24 December 2020
Annual Newsletter. 2020
Seasons Greetings! We wish you a happy holiday and send all good wishes for 2021.
Welcome to our 2020 newsletter.
This year we have tried to do what we can to help, both personally and professionally. Claire was redeployed to work in ICU with patients with Covid-19 and James organised charity fundraisers. The Hyman Collection also sought to increase its charitable and community activities.
29 October 2020
Announcing a major new publication on Jo Spence
RRB Photobooks and The Hyman Collection are pleased to present Fairy Tales and Photography, or, Another look at Cinderella, a facsimile of the unpublished thesis by Jo Spence, accompanied by new essays by Frances Hatherley and Marina Warner.
15 October 2020
Exhibition for the Arnolfini Bristol: A Picture of Health? Women Photographers from the Hyman Collection
A Picture of Health is a group exhibition of contemporary women photographers from The Hyman Collection who have responded to subjects of health and wellbeing. Featuring autobiographical perspectives to social commentaries on the wider society, A Picture of Health is a timely exhibition as those throughout the world are united by the effects of the current global pandemic.
The exhibition includes work by Heather Agyepong, Sonia Boyce, Eliza Hatch, Susan Hiller, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Anna Fox, Rosy Martin in collaboration with Verity Welstead, Polly Penrose, Jo Spence, and Paloma Tendero.
15 October 2020
Exhibition for the Arnolfini Bristol: Jo Spence. From Fairytales to Phototherapy. Photographs from the Hyman Collection.
Arnolfini present a major retrospective of the work of photographer Jo Spence (1934 - 1992), drawn from The Hyman Collection, one of the most comprehensive collections of Spence's works in the world.
1 July 2020
2020 Recent Acquisitons
Over the last few months we have sought to support fundraising initiaitives as well as acquire major new works for the collection.
29 May 2020
The Hyman Collection and Photoworks announce collaboration
In response to Covid-19 the Hyman Collection has teamed up with Photoworks to curate a selection of exhibitions from works in the collection which are available for institutions to borrow free of charge.
This partnership is intended to facilitate the loan of affordable exhibitions that can be assembled at very short notice and are ready for immediate display.
30 March 2020
Special Fundraising Sale for the NHS
As everyone pulls together I have been thinking what I can do. I feel very helpless. What I have done is put together a selection of photographs from the earliest days of the medium to the present as well as a selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints by Modern British Artists, at reduced prices, and will donate 100% of profits to the NHS. James Hyman, 28 March 2020.