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Past Exhibition

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

Olivia Arthur Young dancer Freya shows some of her moves in her bedroom. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Kasper with a broken knee photographed in his bedroom. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Raven photographed in the Old Town in Hull. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr El Chapitos. Newland Ave. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Kingfisher Fish & Chips. Hull Pattie. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Yankee's Diner. Hessle Road. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Zoe Lyon. Hull Pie Shop. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Crisp & Fry. Spring Bank. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Hessle Road. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Rapper Chiedu Oraka photographed in a skate park in North Hull. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Skateboarder Adam Lowther takes a break on steps by the river Hull. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr Nibble. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Martin Parr The Fish & Chip Kitchen. Princess Ave. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Kasper lying in the sun in his back garden. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos
Olivia Arthur Agtha Lawton, Miss Hull and District 2017 photographed at home. Hull, England, Great Britain. 2017. © Olivia Arthur | Magnum Photos

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.