Introducing David Hurn’s Swaps Exhibition at The Photography Show 2018

Editor - 12th February 2018

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The Photography Show 2018 has partnered with Magnum Photos to bring visitors to the show a unique opportunity to view works by some of the greatest photographers in history, at ‘David Hurn’s Swaps’, a Magnum Photos Touring Exhibition.

Over the years, renowned documentary photographer David Hurn has collected 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 celebration of the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos, Martin Parr has curated a selection of these prints to create the ‘David Hurn’s Swaps’ Exhibition. 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 home in the National Galleries of Wales.

Speaking about his unparalelled collection, David Hurn said, ’In 1958, a chance encounter in Trafalgar Square affected my future life. I was photographing the pigeons. Another photographer, Sergio Larrain, was doing the same. We became close friends and he, later, gave 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 images 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 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 List, 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 Black, 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.

Speaking about the collection being show at The Photography Show 2018 David remarked “All photographers should be swapping prints with their friends and contemporaries. It clarifies ones interest and knowledge of the medium and you never know what you could end up with. I’m delighted that a new audience is going to see my selection!”

The Photography Show’s Event Manager, Ruth Burgess said of the exhibition; ‘We are delighted to be working with Magnum to bring this unique collection to The Photography Show – the whole team is really excited to share this with our audience’.

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

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

This exhibition is supported by theprintspace:

The full exhibition selection can be seen here:

The Photography Show takes place at The NEC, Birmingham from 17-20 March 2018 and tickets are on sale now.

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