Internationally renowned photographer Martin Parr will announce the winners of the Hull Beermat Photography Festival competition at Kardomah94 later this month.
Martin will reveal the 20 images that will be printed onto beermats distributed across Hull, as well as giving a talk about his life and work. He will also present prizes to the top three photographers.
Entry to the announcement and talk is by ticket only, and free tickets are available now.
Hull Beermat Photography Festival launched in September, asking people to upload their photographs of Hull to social media before 31 October using the hashtag #Hullphoto2017. Martin Parr now has the difficult decision of selecting his top 20 images, which will be visible on the tables of Hull’s pubs, clubs and venues until the end of 2017.
Photographer and Hull Beermat Photography Festival organiser Graeme Oxby said: “The standard and variety of entries has been remarkable. It has been brilliant to see the different interpretations of the competition and find out what Hull means to so many people through their photography.
“Martin Parr is one of the world’s most revered documentary photographers so for the winners to have their images selected by him is a real honour.”
Some of the entries in the running include iconic images representing the Humber Bridge, The Deep and Queen Victoria Square alongside photographs taken in less frequented locations throughout the city.
The Hull Beermat Photography Festival is part of Hull 2017’s Creative Communities Programme and has encouraged people to engage with photography and improve their skills. A series of free workshops with professional photographers was delivered over the last couple of months, offering an insight into street photography, DSLR cameras and more.
Martin Green, director of Hull 2017, said: “As with so many projects in this City of Culture year, the Hull Beermat Photography Festival has seen people’s creativity let loose. It has resulted in some stunning images across social media, of Hull and local people celebrating their city in 2017. We are delighted to be welcoming Martin Parr back to Hull to judge the results.”
And if you’re a big fan of Martin Parr, don’t forget that the Hull, Portrait Of A City exhibition featuring Martin’s photographic documentary of Hull’s food scene is on show until 31 Dec at Humber Street Gallery.
Book your free ticket to the Hull Beermat Photography Festival winners announcement.