HIP Photography Festival began life in 2014 in the city of Hull, now 2017 UK City of Culture. 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.
Previous years have seen a footfall upwards of 90,000 people enjoying works from the likes of John Bulmer and Travel Photographer Of The Year.
This year marks the 4th year of the festival and its organisers have doubled the size yet again. Alan Raw Curator of HIP Gallery & Hull International Photography Festival said:
“In just four years, HIP Fest has established its credentials as one the most significant photography events in the UK. We have worked hard to put together a stunning celebration of photographic art and we are confident of surpassing last year’s record of 90,000 visitors. I am particularly looking forward to presenting new work by the legendary, Ian Macdonald, who we have commissioned to create ‘Hinterlands’ in Hull & Rotterdam especially for the festival. We are also excited to be hosting work by our award-winning patrons, Peter Dench, John Bulmer and Matthew Finn, the international IN&AT 2017 group show, the RPS Biennial, Great Britons Of Photography and the wonderful Young Travel Photographer of the Year Show. There will be something for everyone to see and plenty to learn and do.”
This years festival boasts an impressive 21 exhibitions of photography work by award winning international photographers which will be brought together with the outstanding home grown talent of Hull. It also Includes opportunities for photographers of all ages and levels to participate in a programme of 21 workshops, master classes, debates and photo-walks. From 30th September to 30th November 2017 in Hull City Centre.
Festival highlights include: The Great Britons Of Photography Exhibition, The Royal Photographic Society Biennial, The Young Travel Photographer Of The Year show, Spaces Of Sanctuary, Second Skin, IN&AT, Dench Does Dallas, Mother, Hinterlands & Harrodsburg.
Featured photographers include: Ian Macdonald, Brian Griffin, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Dougie Wallace, Lou Hazelwood, Marcus Bleasdale, Harry Bordon, Chris Floyd, Laura Pannack, Tom Stoddart, Peter Barker, Rich Wiles, Homer Sykes, Anastasia Taylor-Lind and Patrons Matthew Finn, John Bulmer, Peter Dench and Frieke Janssen.
This ambitious festival is organised entirely by volunteers from the local, independent arts group, Creative & Cultural Co at HIP – Hull International Photography Gallery
For further details of the festival visit www.HIPgallery.co.uk