The Forman Collection

The Forman Collection represents the first permanent display of photographs from Colin McPherson’s acclaimed project entitled Catching the Tide. The collection of 15 monochrome images now takes pride of place in the boardroom of H. Forman & Son, at their premises at Fish Island, overlooking the London 2012 Olympic stadium.

H. Forman & Son

When Harry Forman arrived in London’s East End from Russia at the beginning of the last century he pursued the trade he knew best – curing fish; in particular, the salmon he imported in barrels of brine from the Baltic. It wasn’t long, however, before he discovered a rich source of fresh wild salmon much closer to home: Scotland.

A century later, H. Forman & Son remains a family concern, the last of the original London smokeries, with Lance Forman, Harry’s great grandson, flying the flag for the famous London Cure and producing one of gastronomy’s finest foods: H. Forman & Son’s Genuine Wild Smoked Scottish Salmon. It is served in many of the world’s best restaurants, available in food halls, delicatessens, and through the national home delivery service Forman & Field.