The Bodleian Library Expands its Collection of Modern and Contemporary British Photographs with a gift from the London-based collectors Claire and James Hyman.

OXFORD, UK. The Boldeian Library has expanded its collection of photographs through a generous gift of 100 works from the London-based collectors Claire and James Hyman. The gift includes works by Shirley Baker, Cecil Beaton, John Blakemore, Tom Blau, Jane Bown, Bill Brandt, Mark Gerson, Fay Godwin, Bert Hardy, Paul Hill, Kurt Hutton, Colin Jones, Dafydd Jones, Gemma Levine, Neil Libbert, Jo Spence, Wolfgang Suschitzky and Homer Sykes.

"Claire and I greatly admire the Bodleian's growing commitment to photography, from its first days and the family archive of the Talbot family, through to the archive of the great contemporary photographer, Daniel Meadows. We hope that by making this donation at such a seminal moment it will further encouarge the Bodleian's engagement with British photography," said Dr. James Hyman.

"We are delighted to make this gift to the Bodleian as part of our commitment to supporting and promoting British photography at home as well as abroad", said Dr. Claire Hyman. "It is important to us that at the Bodleian the pictures will be used for scholarly reaearch as well as exhibitions. We are especially excited to make the gift at such an important time in the library's exploration of British photography."

This gift of British photography is the second major donation by the Hyman Collection. It follows the gift of 125 photographs to The Yale Center for British Art (New Haven, USA) in 2017.

January 1, 2020
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