John Blakemore

Modern Nature. Photographs from the Hyman Collection, Hepworth Wakefield

We are delighted that the Hepworth Wakefield (Museum of the Year 2017) have curated an exhibition from British photography in the Hyman Collection. "Modern Nature includes around 60 photographs taken since the end of the Second World War, through the beginnings of de-industrialisation, to the present day. It explores the merging of urban and rural landscapes, the rapid expansion of cities and the increasingly intrusive management of the countryside. Rather than present a Romantic dichotomy between the rural and the urban, the exhibition presents a more contemporary sensibility that is frequently situated in the edgelands, the often scruffy margins, in which town blurs countryside."


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John Blakemore. New acquisitions

The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired a major group of additional works by John Blakemore, one of the greatest nature photographers and printers in the history of British photography. This group includes some of the largest and most beautiful photographs Blakemore has ever printed. These photographs include variations of the same image to understand better the photographer's process, including the use of selenium and gold toning.

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Museum Loans - A Green and Pleasant Land: Landscape and the imagination, 1970-now,Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

The Hyman Collection is delighted to be the largest lender, after the Arts Council of England, to the exhibition A Green and Pleasant Land: Landscape and the imagination, 1970-now at the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.

The Hyman Collection will be lending seventeen works that include photographs by Keith Arnatt, John Blakemore, The Caravan Gallery, Mark Edwards, Anna Fox, Paul Graham, John Myers, Mark Power, Paul Reas, Jo Spence and Puddy Summerfield.

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John Blakemore. New Acquisitions

We are delighted to have acquired 16 additional photographs by the great landscape and nature photographer, John Blakemore. These acquisitions include variants of the same image to emphasise his brilliance as a darkroom printer and his skills at toning his works.

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