The Hyman Collection is one of the major collections in the world of vintage prints by Kurt Hutton.
Kurt Hutton, born Kurt Hübschmann (1893-1960), was a German-born photographer who pioneered photojournalism in England and was one of the most influential photographer's in twentieth century Britain.
Hutton begun his career with the Dephot agency in Germany, before he moved to England in 1934 where he worked for Weekly Illustrated . Hutton was one of the founders of the most famous British pictorial weekly news magazine of the twentieth century, Picture Post. His early features for Picture Post over 1938-39 were a pioneering form of photographic story-telling, which would deeply impact post-war Picture Post photographers such as Bert Hardy, Thurston Hopkins and Grace Robertson.