Exhibitions 2016


Saturday Girl is coming to Hull! HIP Photography Festival, 17th September for the first Hull shoot, then 1st & 15th October 2016, at Creative & Cultural Art Space, Harbour Deck, Princes Quay, Hull.

Sat Girl postcard Feb 2016Saturday Girl is a touring photographic project that creates a pop-up portrait studio in different cities and towns.
Hull’s young women, girls and anyone wanting to identify as a Saturday Girl, are invited to be photographed in the studio on 17th September for the October festival. We’ll then print and hang an exhibition throughout the festival month. The project will culminate in an exhibition and archive about the styles, tribe identities and desires of the youth in Hull.
Saturday Girl is a project of Dr. Casey Orr. Photographer and Senior Lecturer at School of Art, Architecture, and Design, Leeds Beckett University. Casey says “I take photographs because I want to explore ideas. I’m trying to understand myself and my relationship to everything, and I do this through the process of taking pictures. Portraiture is endlessly exciting to me because of its ability to show the stuff we try to hide. Photography pretends to be uncomplicated, to be simply a tool to document – but a photograph often has more relationship to metaphor, to shapeshifting and to poetry than to reality. it is in this world of continually changing layered readings that I find meaning and self-definition.

Originally from Delaware, USA, Casey now lives in England working as a photographer, researcher and Senior Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University where Dr. Casey Orr holds a Ph.D. in photography.

My work is supported by Leeds Inspired and Arts Council England and has been shown at the University of The Arts, Philadelphia, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK and on the walls of HM Prison Leeds, the first time the walls of a prison have been used as a space for art.” HIP Gallery is very proud to host Saturday Girl at HIP Photography Festival 2016. caseyorr.com

Travel Photographer of the Year Show. Princes Quay from 1st to 25th October 2016.

TPOTY_cmyk_edited-16-04-13-v1Hull residents and visitors to the city are being given the chance to see some of the best photography from around the world when the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition comes to HIP Photography Festival

The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) features world-class images from across the globe.

Photographers from 114 countries entered this year’s awards and the winning images give a beautiful, fascinating, entertaining and, at times, a moving depiction of life, cultures, wildlife, and landscape across the planet.


From atmospheric pictures of Louisiana wetlands, quirky portraits of pelicans off the coast of Namibia, delicate, close-up semi-abstracts of dew-covered spiders’ webs and a charming shot of a rather quizzical meerkat to insightful images of the Basotho people in Lesotho, the Kazakh wedding season in Mongolia and street life in China, the exhibited photographs cover a wide range of styles and subjects, all captured by immensely talented photographers, young and old, from around the world.

TPOTY 2015

Alan Raw, Creative Director of HIP Photography Festival and Curator of HIP Gallery said: “We are very proud to be able to partner with Travel Photographer of The Year for Hull International Photography Festival this year, & again in 2017 with support from Hull 2017. After the great success of last year, HIP Photography Festival has become the perfect host for this prestigious exhibition.”

Martin Green, CEO, and Director of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, said: “With photographs from around the world and Hull’s heritage as an international gateway, it seems highly appropriate to host Travel Photographer of the Year in this city. It promises to be a fascinating exhibition that I hope will attract Hull residents and visitors alike.”

TPOTY 2015

Travel Photographer of the Year was founded in 2003. Entries are accepted from amateur, semi-pro and professional photographers of all ages and from all countries. There are special categories for young photographers, for those wishing to make a career out of photography, for images shot on a smartphone or tablet and for short travel films. To date, the oldest entrant has been 88 years old, the youngest just five.

Over the years, Travel Photographer of the Year has exhibited at the British Airways London Eye on London’s South Bank, at the Royal Geographical Society in London and at the ‘Birthplace of Photography’ the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey.

The winning images from the awards are also published in the ‘Journey’ series of books, and selected images are also available as greetings cards, postcards or prints. A selection of these will be available from Creative & Cultural Studios, next-door to HIP Gallery, Harbour Deck, Princes Quay, during the festival.

For more information on TPOTY please visit www.tpoty.com or follow @TPOTY on Twitter or join Travel Photographer of the Year on Facebook. 

ALCOHOL & ENGLAND by Peter Dench. HIP Photography Festival, 1st to 30th October 2016, Princes Quay, Hull

A visitor to the Great British Beer Festival at London’s Olympia. August 2001
A visitor to the Great British Beer Festival at London’s Olympia. August 2001

“Pickled. Soused. Mullered. Blotto. Hog-whimpering. Pie-eyed. Tired and emotional; downwind of a few. The presence of so many words and phrases in the English language to describe a state of inebriation surely says something about the English themselves: this is a nation that seeks the comfort of oblivion – towards the bottom of a bottle. But why do the English tipple until they fall over? Is it simply the weather, so wearyingly unpredictable? Is it to overcome the awkwardness inherent in a half-denied class system? Is it just because the English are more culturally advanced, and have realized there is no cure for the human condition but nice-tasting painkillers? All these possibilities are explored in Peter Dench’s witty, challenging, sometimes dazzling, sometimes affecting photo-diary of Anglo-Celtic drunkenness. The result is a unique and compelling visual history, full of photography that bears a striking resemblance to the drinking it depicts: at best it is perfectly intoxicating”.

Peter Dench is a photographer with over 15 years experience in the advertising, editorial, portraiture and video fields of image making. He is represented worldwide by Getty Images Reportage. His achievements include World Press Photo Award in the People in the News Stories category and participation in the World Press Joop Masterclass. Football’s Hidden Story, a FIFA sponsored reportage comprising 26 stories across 20 different countries, received six global accolades.

Exhibitions include The British Abroad at the Photoreporter Festival & HIP Photography Festival 2015 and England Uncensored at the Visa pour l’Image Festival of Photojournalism, France. Written contributions have been commissioned for the New Yorker and Telegraph magazine.Hungry Eye film + photography magazine publishes the column, The Dench Diary, in each issue. Peter co-founded White Cloth Gallery Leeds, a photography & film events space in 2012 operating as Co-creative Director until October 2014.

Peter has published three books of his work that are available at the festival; “Alcohol & England”, “The British Abroad” and Dench Does Dallas. Peter will be exhibiting a selection of pictures from Alcohol & England at HIP Photography Festival 2016 and as Patron of the festival, he will be curating an exhibition by an artist who he has introduced to the festival GHETTO PROM By Ilvy Njiokiktjien.

GHETTO PROM By Ilvy Njiokiktjien. HIP Photography Festival, 1st to 30th October Hull Central Library

MANENBURG / KAAPSTAD / ZUID-AFRIKA - Lauren-Lee (Lola) Scheepers (18) in haar eindgalajurk in haar wijk Joyce Court in Manenburg, waar de Clever Kids Gang de leiding heeft. Manenburg is een wijk waar gangsters de straten in de macht hebben. Ieder gedeelte van de wijk heeft een eigen gang, wat afgelopen jaar meermaals leidde tot doden en gewonden tijdens hevige gangsterrellen. Phoenix Secondary School is in september tijdelijk gesloten, omdat de kinderen niet naar school konden door de hevige gansterrellen.

In the gang-ridden area Manenberg, in Cape Town, South Africa, schools are regularly forced to close down because it is too dangerous for pupils to walk to them. Most people in Manenberg never finish high school because they end up in crime. The few youngsters that do finish have one thing in mind: their senior prom. The families of the teenagers save up the whole year to be able to rent a fancy car and to buy ball gowns and tuxedos. They feel a sparkle of hope to escape their bleak reality, even if it is just for one carefree night.

Ilvy Njiokiktjien is an independent photographer and multimedia journalist based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. As a news and documentary photographer, she covers current affairs and contemporary social issues with a focus on Africa.

HIPclub Photographers Exhibition. HIP Photography Festival, 1st to 30th October Hull Central Library

HIPclub will be showing their work in the Central Library throughout the festival.

Including work from our 8 to 12’s, 12 to 16’s and 16+ clubs. Find them in the Central Library Cafe and Children’s Library. HIPclub will run at the usual times during the festival with some extra special sessions:

10.30 to 12 Saturday mornings for 8 – 12 Creative & Cultural Art Space

10.30 to 12.30 Saturday mornings for 12 -16 Creative & Cultural Art Space

7pm to 9pm 3rd Tuesday (18th October) for 16+

This one’s a HIP Festival special: We are meeting up with Hull Photographic Society at their studio GREY STREET, PARK STREET, HULL, HU2 8TJ.

Hullps have a fully equipped professional standard studio available for members use, with a variety of live models available, their club is held on alternate Tuesdays. On the other Tuesdays, there are Print Group meetings to appraise the member’s images. With an ongoing points-based assessment. Wednesdays alternate with the Creative Photography Group, this covers absolutely anything, any of the members think relevant or of interest. On the alternate Wednesday, if enough interest is shown, there is a distinct possibility that they may start to run a Digital Image appraisal group.