Thru The Lens is thrilled to announce a new exhibition curated by David Hurn, showcasing not only his own legendary work but also material from the astonishing Swapped collection, an endeavour of curation and artistic exchange which has spanned more than six decades. This dynamic archive of paintings, ceramics, etchings and prints shed light not only on Hurn’s artistry and inspiration, but also on that of his artistic contemporaries.
David Hurn has a longstanding international reputation as one of Britain’s most influential reportage photographers and as a member of Magnum Photos. His prints have been acquired by many leading collectors and museums, with a great portion of the Swapped collection having been donated to the Cardiff National Museum. In 2016, David Hurn was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. PHOTOGRAPHED, INSPIRED, SWAPPED & BOUGHT runs from 7 October 2021 to 13 November.