JOHN HINDE
(for a full list of John Hinde projects and events, please click here)

In July 2010, together with photographer Marcus Davies, Michelle Abadie launched John Hinde Collection. They designed and built a website (www.johnhindecollection.com), which is the most comprehensive online archive of classic John Hinde postcards from the 1960s and 1970s.

In February 2011, they received the first transparencies from John Hinde Ltd to scan and digitally restore.

The edition prints were launched at Vintage Festival July 2011 at the South Bank in London.

One of the aims of the project was to raise the profile of photographer John Hinde.

We have gained considerable press coverage over the years. Please click here to see the list.

This is an ongoing project.

Michelle Abadie project manages the Collection, including planning exhibitions; negotiating and writing contracts; managing press and social media; seeking, negotiating and promoting exhibitions, including touring shows; promoting and marketing limited edition art prints and all relevant events; organising license payments; keeping the profile of the prints in the printed and social media.

Please see below for the full list.

Social Media / Instagram takeovers

2018

Instagram Takeover for Float Photo Magazine, USA. December

2017

Instagram Takeover for The Photographers’ Gallery, London. March

 

Exhibitions

2019

Two exhibitions in the pipeline - more information to come.

2015-16

Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s until Today, an exhibition curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, includes four of John Hinde edition prints. It is opening at the OCT-Loft Shenzen, China and will tour from here onto venues in Shanghai and Beijing.

2014

‘Second Sight’ The David Kronn Collection, an exhibition at IMMA, Dublin, includes On the road to Keem Strand, Achill Island, Co. Mayo Ireland which was recently acquired from Dr Kronn. 2014.

The Apron, Dublin Airport, Ireland is showing at Venice Biennale of Architecture 2014. Gary A Boyd and John Mclaughlin were selected to act as co-curators. The overall theme of the international Venice Biennale 2014 is entitled 'Absorbing Modernism' 1914-2014. They have also reproduced several of the other airport photographs including The Terminal Building, Cork Airport, Ireland.

2013

Art13, London - the John Hinde Collection prints were shown.

The Photographers' Gallery Print Sales - John Hinde Collection prints were exhibited at the Print Sales department at the same time as the mass observation exhibition in the main gallery, which featured some of the photographs that John Hinde took during WWII in London. Through on and off line marketing, we gained coverage for the prints and later the exhibition in many national newspapers and magazines, including The Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Coast Magazine, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, British Journal of Photography, The Independent. 2013

Unseen Amsterdam - the John Hinde Collection prints were shown.

 

Books

2018

John Hinde Collection, a book of previously unpublished photographs, in some cases, it compares John Hinde studio’s original photographs to the postcards from which they were printed to see how they differ. In other cases, details were chosen to show the quality of the original photographs. This book shows how these images stand out in their own right as exquisite examples of photography of their time. They demonstrate the consummate skill of these pioneers of colour photography and help cement John Hinde's reputation as an important figure in the history of colour photography. Designed, curated, edited and published by Michelle Abadie. The book sold out in four months.

2012

Portrait of a City Art Edition series. For each edition, limited to only 500 copies, the legendary local fashion designer, Paul Smith, has designed a bespoke fabric to line the cover, and a large signed and numbered print of one of the images from the book is included.

The images they have chosen are John Hinde Collection's Piccadilly at Night and City of London Policeman (Traffic Policeman) both photographed by Elmar Ludwig. The book features a total of five photographs from the John Hinde Collection. Published by Taschen.

2007

Nothing to write home about, a book of postcards and their messages, which celebrates the heyday of the British holiday postcard; with essays by Ben Highmore, National Media Museum and Edmund Nagele FRPS; collated by Michelle Abadie and Susan Beale; published by The Friday Project in 2007. A percentage of the profits go to Carers UK.

 

Television

2017

John Hinde is included in a BBC programme called 'Britain in Focus' showing him as a pioneer in colour photography. John Hinde Collection advised and supplied images.

2011

The One Show, August 2011

 

Radio

Roy Noble, BBC Radio Wales, 2008 (Nothing to write home about).

Excess Baggage, BBC Radio 4, November 2008 (Nothing to write home about).

 

Newspaper

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Charity auction

2007

Charity celebrity-written postcard auction was organised in conjunction with the launch of Nothing to write home about. We collected then auctioned 70 celebrity written, signed and in some cases augmented, John Hinde postcards. Contributors included Tracey Emin, Jamie Hewlett, David Tennant, Joanna Lumley, Steven Fry, Harry Hill, Damon Albarn. Click here to see the full list.