HIP Goes POP – Hull International Photography Festival

Hull International Photography Festival #HIPfest takes over Princes Quay Shopping Centre for a 5th year. New for 2018; successful London show PhotoCity and partners Fujiholics bring fresh excitement to the opening weekend. HIPfest opens at 6.30 on the evening of Friday October 5th with a packed weekend programme. Exhibitions will stay until 28th. 12 exhibitions by award-winning visiting photographers & outstanding local talent, and 50 other events including masterclasses, photo-walks, discussions and a photography trade-show.

Festival highlights include: The POP Exhibition by legendary photographer Brian Griffin, a masterclass by Youtuber sensation Sean Tucker in Hull Minster, the moving “Stranger In My Mother’s Kitchen” exhibition by Celine Marchbank, 50’s Paris fashion and more from the Marilyn Stafford collection, #PhotoCity trade-show & exhibition, ‘A1 Britain On The Verge’ by World Press Award-winning patron Peter Dench and so much more.

This ambitious festival is organised by volunteers from the local, independent arts organisation, Creative & Cultural Company,curated by Alan Raw and will take place in and around the HIP Gallery in Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull Minster & Kardomah94. It also includes opportunities for photographers of all ages and levels to participate in a programme of workshops, photowalks and portfolio reviews. After Hull curator Alan Raw successfully curated PhotoCity London last year, he is now able to bring the PhotoCity tradeshow and all-star exhibition to Hull, along with a fabulous program of master classes from PhotoCity partners Fujiholics.

Alan Raw Curator & Festival Director said:

“In just five years, HIP Fest has established its credentials as one of the most significant photography events in Europe, thanks to the fabulous volunteers from Creative & Cultural. We have all worked hard to put together a stunning celebration of photography for 2018. I am particularly looking forward to welcoming Celine Marchbank and Marilyn Stafford to HIP Fest for the first time. There will be something for everyone and plenty to learn, do and enjoy.”

This year HIP FEST supports Care International’s Lendwithcare Campaign and will have an exhibition from 5 international women photographers to raise awareness.

A £5 entry ticket (wristband) gives you access to all exhibitions, discussions, the HIPfest Prize Draw, discounts on site, some great learning opportunities and the ability to purchase workshop & masterclass tickets. This is down from £15 last year. Premier workshops, master-classes and portfolio reviews require individual additional tickets available on Eventbrite.