Feast your eyes on a snapshot of Hull 2017

Published: Wednesday 18th October 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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Two of Magnum Photos’ most prominent photographers have captured key parts of Hull and its people to show how much the city is evolving.

Magnum Photos is an artists’ cooperative, owned by a combination of journalistic, artistic and storytelling photographers. Established in1947, some of its members are the world’s most famous cameramen and women.

Martin Parr and Olivia Arthur have documented important scenes of the rich culinary culture in the city, as well as the vibrant creativity of local young people.

Acclaimed photographic journalist Olivia has worked in both India and Italy, producing a series of pieces highlighting women and the East-West cultural divide. She is also the co-founder of Fishbar, along with Philipp Ebeling. The East London space is dedicated to the publication and showcasing of photographs. Acknowledged for her depictions of people, Olivia has received praise from Inge Morath Award, National Media Museum and won the PhotoEspaña Award for Human Values.

Meanwhile, Martin has received global recognition for his innovative images and social documentary. Both the Barbican Art Gallery and the National Media Museum have hosted an exhibition devoted to his life’s work. This curation toured the continent for half a decade. The celebrated photographer has published over 80 books and judges the Hull Beermat Photography Festival.

Until Tuesday 31 December, you can view the intriguing imagery they have created at Hull, Portrait of a City at the Humber Street Gallery. The collection is sure to open a wider discourse on how we define the people, the landscape and the culture of our city.

Humber Street is the perfect venue for this striking set of photos. The newly-refurbished district is bursting at the seams with delicious food, snacks and drinks, as well as being a hotspot for innovation and the creative arts.

Olivia has taken a series of stunning black and white stills that record the diverse youth culture in Hull. Football fans, teenagers, bodybuilders and young families can be seen in her beautiful range of pictures. The photos were taken in an array of spots, from local recreational areas, to their homes – wherever the young subjects felt most comfortable and spent the majority of their time.

Martin’s work is in full colour, much like the rest of his trademark garish scenes. Spot Hull’s most favourite dishes, from classic pattie and chips to specialist supermarkets and, of course, a pot of Chip Spice or two. There are over 100 images of local cuisine, which in turn represent the extensive mix of tastes and talent we have in the city.

Humber Street Gallery is open Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm and on Thursdays until 8pm. Admission is completely free. For more information, please visit the Hull 2017 website.

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Published: Wednesday 18th October 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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