Hull, Portrait of a City
Magnum photographers Olivia Arthur and Martin Parr engage with the culture of the North of England for Hull City of Culture 2017
Magnum photographers Olivia Arthur and Martin Parr have been commissioned by Hull, UK City of Culture 2017 to create their own, unique portrait of the evolving city. Martin Parr has explored the rich culinary culture of Hull, and Olivia Arthur, the creativity of the young people of the city. Collectively, these two series of work, on display for the first time in the exhibition Hull, Portrait of a City, open a discussion as to how we define culture, landscape and people of Hull.
The exhibition will be shown at 64 Humber Street, a new contemporary art space near the Humber river, and will be accompanied by a public programme of events and educational activities.
Hull was the winner of UK City of Culture in 2013 for a year programme settled in 2017. City of Culture aims to celebrate and regenerate artistic culture in Northern England cities in engaging with local and international communities.