Throughout his career as a documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos, Hurn has been an avid collector of photography. Remarkably, he has amassed his private collection by swapping works with other photographers.
The exhibition was curated by Martin Parr in 2017 to mark the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos, and to celebrate the community of photographers David Hurn has been part of for 56 years. The exhibition was first shown at Photo London in May 2017 and the Martin Parr Foundation in June 2018. The work has since returned home to Cardiff to complete the David Hurn Collection at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.