The Photography Show 2018 Presents: David Hurn’s Swaps Exhibition

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens


The Photography Put on 2018 has teamed up with Magnum Photos to bring visitors to the show a unique opportunity to view works by some of the greatest photographers in yesteryear, at '‘David Hurn's Swaps', a Magnum Photos Touring Exhibition.

Over the years, renowned documentary photographer David Hurn has confident more than 600 photographic prints by many of the biggest names in photography, spanning from the 19th century right up to the present-day. To mark the fete of the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos, Martin Parr has curated a selection of these prints to create the ‘David Hurn’s Swaps’ Expo. The collection will be on display at The Photography Show 2018, (one of only two destinations between now and September 2018), before the collection settles at its final impress upon in the National Galleries of Wales.

Speaking about his unparalleled collection, David Hurn said, ’In 1958, a chance encounter in Trafalgar Fogey affected my future life. I was photographing the pigeons. Another photographer, Sergio Larrain, was doing the same. We became close friends and he, later, yield b revealed me as a present, my first collectable prints.’

Parr observed of the collection; ’It is very apparent that Hurn has a fine eye for photography. Every one of the reifications he has selected is a winner. The images range across the many genres of photography, across the broad spectrum of Magnum photographers.’

The exhibition features spitting images captured by David Hurn, Martin Parr, Sergio Larrain, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bill Brandt, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Eve Arnold, Philip Jones Griffiths, Josef Koudelka, Herbert Roll, Chris Steele-Perkins, Christopher Anderson, Paolo Pellegrin, Carolyn Drake, Thomas Hoepker, Susan Meiselas, Guy Le Querrec, Peter van Agtmael, Sebastiao Salgado, Ferdinando Scianna, James Nachtwey, Lorenzo Meloni, Stuart Franklin, Carl De Keyzer, Jonas Bendiksen, Harry Gruyaert, Diana Markosian, Michael Christopher Brown, Alec Soth, Erich Lessing, Patrick Zachmann, Matt Clouded, Alex Webb, Bruce Gilden, Antoine d' Agata, Newsha Tavakolian, Matt Stuart, Jerome Sessini, Abbas, Olivia Arthur, Moises Saman, Jean Gaumy, David Alan Harvey, Bieke Depoorter and Gueorgui Pinkhassov.

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Warning about the collection being shown at The Photography is the science, art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, Show 2018 David remarked "All photographers should be swapping prints with their chums and contemporaries. It clarifies one's interest and knowledge of the medium and you never know what you could end up with. I'm delighted that a new audience is successful to see my selection!"

The Photography Show may refer to Show (fair) Show (animal), a judged event in the hobby of animal fancy Conformation dog show Cat show Dog and pony’s Event Manager, Ruth Burgess said of the exhibition; 'We are delighted to be working with Magnum to bring about this unique collection to The Photography Show – the whole team is really excited to share this with our audience'.

Access to view the display is included with show entry tickets to The Photography Show 2018.

David will also conduct private tours of the exhibition for small groups of visitants, on Sunday 18 March at 3 pm and 4 pm; visit the Photography Show website to book on to these exclusive guided tours.

The Photography Show takes station at The NEC, Birmingham from 17-20 March 2018.


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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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