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’, an ongoing, touring exhibition from Magnum Photos
The exhibition, as covered in THIS PIECE by PhotoBite a short time ago, when we announced the permanent display in Cardiff, features images 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 his unparalleled 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.”
It’s a real coup for the Photography Show to have landed this outstanding exhibition and visitors to the event should make viewing a priority. What’s more, access to the exhibition is included with show entry tickets.
Martin 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.”
David will also conduct private tours of the exhibition for small groups of visitors, on Sunday 18th March at 3pm and 4pm; head over to the Photography Show website to book your place.
The Photography Show’s Event Manager, Ruth Burgess said told PhotoBite: “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”.