David Hurn’s Swaps at the Martin Parr Foundation
The photographer's famous print-swap collection travels to Bristol
Magnum Swaps: David Hurn’s Collection is currently on show at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol.
Over the course of his six-decade career, David Hurn has been systematically building a collection of images built upon a shared exchange process. The innovative tradition began in the 1950s, with the Magnum photographer organizing an ‘image swap’ between other photographers, many of which are his fellow Magnum colleagues. The result is a collection of over 600 images, ranging from the intimate to the universal, from the 19th century to the present day.
The exhibition will include photographs taken by Hurn himself, alongside key photographic works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alec Soth, Christopher Anderson, Elliott Erwitt and Newsha Tavakolian, giving not just overview of Magnum across the decades, but an insight into Davin Hurn as a connoisseur and patron of documentary photography.