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The Hyman Collection
The Hyman Collection is the private collection of Dr Claire Hyman and Dr James Hyman. They are the most active collectors of British photography in the world.
The Hyman Collection began in 1996 and consists of over 3,000 artworks in all media. Over the last ten years The Hyman Collection has focused on photography from its earliest days to the present.
The Hyman Collection seeks to support and promote British photography in the United Kingdom and Internationally. It supports photography through acquisitions, loans, education and philanthropy.
In 2015 The Hyman Collection launched www.britishphotography.org to provide online access to British photographs in the collection and to use this part of the collection as an educational resource to increase international awareness of British photography.
The Hyman Collection has historic as well as contemporary photographs and includes an equal number of works by male and female artists.
The Hyman Collection champions diversity. It encompasses varied forms of photography and embraces modernist, documentary, feminist and conceptual work.
The Hyman Collection is committed to promoting British photography internationally in order to increase knowledge of British culture.
In 2017 The Hyman Collection donated 125 pictures to the Yale Center for British Art (New Haven, USA) and in 2018 exhibitions of the collection were staged at the Yale Centre for British Art (USA) and the Hepworth Wakefield, England (2017 Art Fund Museum of the Year)
More information about the Hyman Collection can be found at: www.britishphotography.org
James Hyman Gallery presents a specially curated online exhibition that addresses physical and mental well-being entitled In Sickness and in Health: Heather Agyepong, Anna Fox and Jo Spence. Originally, conceived for the cancelled Paris Photo New York fair in New York in March, the themes of this three person exhibition have taken on a new resonance in the…Continue
Posted on May 15, 2020 at 5:00
Four years ago we launched www.britishphotography.org to showcase our private collection of British photographs and to use the collection as an educational resource. Since then we have continued to develop the collection and the range of our activities. These include donations to public institutions, museum…Continue
Posted on December 25, 2019 at 9:00
Three years ago we launched www.britishphotography.org to showcase our private collection of British photographs and to use the collection as an educational resource. Since then we have continued to develop the collection and the range of our activities
Since our 2017 newsletter…Continue
Posted on December 10, 2018 at 14:00
Hepworth Wakefield Press Release:
'From the deep indigo and black scarlets of the industrial heart we sailed through the unimaginable beauty of unspoiled countryside. These conflicting landscapes really shaped, I think, my…Continue
Posted on July 9, 2018 at 8:00