From Talbot to Fox: 150 Years of British Social Photography

16 - 20 March 2011

James Hyman Photography is delighted to mark our presence at AIPAD Art Fair for the first time with a specially curated presentation of British social photography which also precisely coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the Museum of Modern Art Exhibition British Photography from the Thatcher Years. The 1991 MOMA exhibition, curated by Susan Kismaric, drew attention to a new wave of British photographers who were not only engaged with the transformation of British society during the Thatcher years, but also in many cases placed colour photography at the centre of their practice.

In order to build on this earlier New York exhibition, James Hyman Photography's AIPAD exhibition From Talbot to Fox broadens the range of photographers shown in order to provide a wider historical and geographical context.

Starting with the earliest photographers the exhibition explores the importance of class and identifies themes such as work and leisure, the urban and the rural, wealth and poverty, home and away, and war and peace to explore not only Britain's changing society but also the development of different photographic approaches to this environment.

James Hyman Photography will also present a selection of classic photographs including works by Atget Brassai andre Kertesz Lartigue man ray and Francesca Woodman. For a full selection of works on view please contact the gallery.

The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication on the subject.

The exhibition includes the following photographers amongst others:

      William Henry Fox Talbot
      David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson
      Roger Fenton
      Horatio Ross
      Julia Margaret Cameron
      Thomas Annan
      Bill Brandt
      Bert Hardy
      Roger Mayne
      Cecil Beaton
      Caroline Coon
      Paul Reas
      Jem Southam
      Ken Grant
      Karen Knorr
      Anna Fox