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Hull International Photography Festival began life in 2014.  Started by BBC Radio Presenter and Gallery Curator, Alan Raw, the festival has exploded in popularity in the last few years, seeing huge national and international names in photography showcasing their work at the month long event.

The festival boasts world class touring exhibitions, brought together with the outstanding homegrown talent of Hull. It also includes opportunities for photographers of all ages and levels to participate in an exciting programme of 17 workshops, master classes and photo-walks.

In order to gain access to the workshops and talks, you will need to purchase a festival wristband.

£10 Festival Wristband (Eventbrite), or £15 (cash only) at the Lomography Shop in Creative & Cultural Space1, Princes Quay.

£5 Concessions (separately available on Eventbrite), or £10 (cash only) at the Lomography Shop in Creative & Cultural Space1, Princes Quay.

£20 and a festival wristband for Matt Hart’s Street Photography Masterclass. Eventbrite booking only.

FREE entry for age 16 & Under.

Workshop and Talk Schedule

Matthew Finn Talks About Mother
30 Sep, 1pm – 2.30pm. (Free entry with a wristband) HIP Gallery, Creative and Cultural 1

This is the only book launch about Mother in the North of England, appropriately in the HIP gallery where Matthew Finn is a patron. Matthew will also be signing copies of book during the talk.

Ian Macdonald talks about Hinterlands
30 Sep, 3pm (Free entry with a wristband) HIP Gallery

HIP gallery curator Alan Raw has commissioned celebrated photographer Ian Macdonald to shoot his perspective on Rotterdam and Hull. The talk will attempt to shed on this whole process.

Matt Hart Street Photography, Talk and Walk
1 Oct, 10:30am + 2 Oct. 10.30am, Creative and Cultural 1, HIP Gallery

Matt Hart will be speaking about his top tips for street photography and leading the group out for a street photography masterclass around the streets of Hull. The masterclass will be on twice to meet demand. Booking is required as places are limited to 15 a day.

Please book places on the workshops through eventbrite due to limited numbers.

Please note, a festival wristband must also be purchased to book on to this event.

An Audience with Peter Dench
1 Oct, 1pm (Free entry with a wristband) Creative and Cultural 1, HIP Gallery

Peter Dench will be talking about two of his exhibitions that will be on show during the festival.

In the Summer of 2015, photographer Peter Dench photographed the iconic city of Dallas, Texas. Dench’s journey took him across the vast urban landscape capturing the colours and characters he met along the way.

Hull Fest’s Hull City Centre Photo Walk
7 Oct, 10:30am – 12noon (Free with a wristband) Meeting at Lomography Embassy Hull (Creative & Cultural 1) Ground Floor Princes Quay

This photo walk will take place with Instagramers Hull, Fujiholics, Lomography, HIPclub (all ages), Worldwide Photowalks TBC and any lovely people who wish to come along with a camera.

Rich Wiles talks about ‘Palestinian Workers’
8 Oct, 1pm (Free entry with a wristband) Creative and Cultural 4

Rich Wiles will be giving an introductory talk about his exhibition Palestinian Workers.

Hull Fair Photo-Walk with Keith Britton
10 Oct, 5.30pm (Free entry with a wristband) Meeting at the back of the St Stephens Centre, 110 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN

Bring your own camera and venture out with this photo walk at Hull Fair with Keith Britton.

David Neve, Look Beyond the Landscape
14 Oct, 1pm. (Free entry with a wristband) Creative and Cultural 1, HIP Gallery

David Neve will talk about his travel photography in Japan and Bermuda. He will talk about the process behind creating the images and how to make the best out of the landscape. Participants will then go to Victoria Pier to understand what to look for in a scene.

Nigel Walker – The Art of Photography
15 Oct, 1pm, (Free entry with a wristband) Creative and Cultural 1 HIP Gallery 

During this talk, Nigel Walker will argue the art behind photography. He will consider what art means and how that is attained by photographers with examples and debate.

Dave Morris – Image Manipulation, the Act of Stealing and other Crimes and Misdemeanours
21 Oct, 1pm (Free entry with a wristband) Creative and Cultural 1, HIP Gallery

A personal journey of examining how far we are prepared to bend reality to achieve a photographic image and a look at the hazards and ethics of photographing people in public without their permission.

Alan Raw – An Introduction to Lomography
22 Oct, 1pm, (Free entry with a wristband) Creative and Cultural 1, HIP Gallery 

Alan Raw will be hosting an introductory talk about Lomography.

Lou Hazlewood introduces To Stain & Mediated by Glass
28 October, 1pm, (Free entry with a wristband) Creative and Cultural 4 

Lou will be hosting an introductory talk and tour of her exhibition.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Street Photography But Couldn’t Be Bothered To Ask
4 November, 12 Noon + 5 November, 12 Noon (Free entry with a wristband) Creative and Cultural 6. 

London Street Photography Festival will be running this workshop that teaches you basic fundamental pillars of street photography and what to look for in a good street photo.

For a full list of workshops, exhibitions and talks download the HIPFestSchedule.

This ambitious festival is organised entirely by volunteers from the local, independent arts group, Creative & Cultural Co.

One £15 wristband gives entry to all festival exhibitions, workshops and a prize draw. A small number of exhibitions are free and open to the public.


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If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.

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Creative Credits

G.F Smith
Yesyes BD
East Street Arts
Hammonds Associates
Picture Frames and Art
Princes Quay Shopping Centre

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