Swap Shop at theprintspace
An exhibition of 200 images from the Swap Shop project
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the agency, Magnum Photos and theprintspace invited people to swap a print with David Hurn and Martin Parr, by participating in a free online print swapping project by theprintspace in London. Some 200 of these images are now to go on display in a London exhibition.
Magnum photographer David Hurn has worked as one of Britain’s most influential reportage photographers for over 60 years. As a connoisseur and patron of documentary photography Hurn has amassed an extensive photography collection, with prints from some of the world’s most celebrated photographers, built mostly through the art of swapping. A selection of his collection, curated by Martin Parr, was exhibited at Photo London in May 2017.
Inspired by David Hurn’s Swap exhibition, the Swap Shop presents the 200 images picked by Magnum, from thousands of images of great quality that has been submitted for the competition, along with the two iconic images from David Hurn and Martin Parr swapped with the winners.
Join Magnum and theprintspace for the opening private view on Thursday 29 June 2017, from 19.30 to 22.00. More details here.