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James Hyman photography fundraiser for NHS as a response to COVID-19

The James Hyman Gallery has launched a special fundraising sale in support of the NHS. James and Claire Hyman' collection of British photography is one of the UK's most important private collections and Claire works as surgeon within the National Health Service. 

The Gallery has put together a selection of works by some of the major photographers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, at reduced prices, and will donate all profits to the National Health Service.

Browse the sale here.

Image: 

Bill Brandt
Oakworth Moor, Yorkshire
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print, 1944

James Hyman notes: 

I know that at this time of international crisis, the last thing on people's minds is looking at art, let alone buying it. In my case, one of my daughter's has coronavirus (thankfully mildly) and we are under quarantine and waiting to see if we also catch it. All being well my wife, Claire, will return to her job as a surgeon in a major NHS hospital next week.

Unfortunately, NHS Hospital staff, on the front line in the treatment of patients with Covid-19, are still working without the proper PPE (personal protective equipment), and there remains a shortage of testing kits and ventilators.

As everyone pulls together I have been thinking what I can do as an art dealer. I feel very helpless. What I have done is put together a selection of works by some of the major photographers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, at reduced prices, and will donate all profits to the National Health Service.

It would be wonderful if you could take a look and let me know if anything is of interest to you.
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Comment by Alan Griffiths on April 8, 2020 at 2:32

A most noble gesture James. Good for you and I'm sure the NHS will appreciate your generous donation.

Comment by Paul Hill on April 5, 2020 at 14:52

Fantastic gesture James.and Claire. Hope it raises a great total !

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