What do I get by buying a HIPFest Wristband?


What do I get by buying a HIPFest Wristband?

Not only does a HIP Festival wristband give you access to all of our exhibitions, but it also gives you all these perks listed below. Buy a wristband by clicking HERE or by popping into our shop in Princes Quay, Hull.

• 10% off all purchases from Coffee Delight in Princes Quay
• 10% off all purchases from Muffin Break in Princes Quay
• 10% off all behind-counter stock at the HIP Gallery Gift Shop
• Discount vouchers from our opening weekend Trade Show; discounts kindly
supported by Wilkinson Cameras. Vouchers will give 10% off Lee Filters products and    20% off Lowepro and Jobi products.
• Automatic entry into the prize draw for a Photography Level 1 or Level 2 course provided by Jessops Hull. Runners-up will receive a Lomography Simple use Camera preloaded with purple Lomochrome film. Perfect for taking some fun experimental photographs.
• Access to the following workshops and talks; click for details and tickets:

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We’re looking forward to seeing you in Hull for HIP Festival 2018!
Click on the banner for our full Festival lineup.

#SeeYouInHull | #HIPFest2018 | #PhotoCityHull | @Fujiholics | @PhotoCityExpo | @HullIndependentPhotography/@HIPGallery | @CreativeandCultural/@CandCNetwork



HIP Festival 2018


HIPfest Guide 2018

Well, folks Friday 5th nearly here and this year we have a great festival lined up download the above HIPfest Guide and see for yourself.

Want a wristband to gain access to the exhibitions get it here HIP Festival 2018

or drop into the HIP Gallery Shop, Level 1, Princes Quay, Hull, HU1 2PQ

Hull International Photography Festival

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The Hull International Photography Festival #HIPfest takes over Princes Quay Shopping Centre for the 5th year. 12 exhibitions by award-winning visiting photographers & outstanding local talent, plus 50 other events including masterclasses, photo-walks, discussions, and a photography trade-show. 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. Most exhibitions will stay until the 28th.

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

This ambitious festival is organised by volunteers from the local, independent arts organisation, Creative & Cultural Company, curated by Alan Raw. It all takes 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 exceptional workshops, photo walks, and portfolio reviews.

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. Workshops, master-classes, and portfolio reviews require individual additional tickets available on Eventbrite.

#SeeYouInHull, #HIPfest, #PhotoCityHull

Ami Strachan – RPS – Another #HundredHeroines nomination

Ami Strachan


The Royal Photographic Society

Another #HundredHeroines nomination; this time it is Ami Strachan “for her wonderful inspiring street photography” #womeninstreetphotography

Ami Strachan Photography:

Street Photography is about how you capture what’s around you, how confident you are as a person, how you handle peoples reactions when or after you take their photo. I know it seems scary but just go for it, but not everybody feels confident in public with a camera and taking pictures of people, …

HIP Gallery Gift Shop

Have a look at what we stock above in the HIP Gallery Shop if you are interested in coming along and having a look in person, you can also look at our gallery exhibition by Richard Lees as well called “Writing Dangerously” prints of which are for sale.

We also stock a selection of films by Ilford, Kodak, Fujifilm as well as a brand of low-fi film cameras.

We carry a selection of photobooks by photographers such as Matt Finn and a selection of books by Peter Dench, Rich Wiles.

There is also a selection of postcards by local artists as well as postcards and prints by David Morris.

Tripods, Gorilla style Tripod, Cameras.

For more information

Tel: 07538045466
Monday: Closed (except for HIP Fest days)
Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Industry Spotlight: Alan Raw [BBC Introducing]

Alan Raw

Check this article out about our beloved leader by Sophie Walker of Soundspheremag

Sound Sphere Magazine Article on Alan Raw

Hull Independent Photography Festival 2018

HIP Photo Festival 2018
Hull Independent Photography Festival 2018

5 October – 28 October
5 Oct at 18:30 to 28 Oct at 17:00 pm

HIP Gallery (Hull Independent Photography Gallery)
Princes Quay, Princes Dock Street Level 1, HU1 2PQ Kingston upon Hull

Hull Independent Photography Festival 2018

Tickets by Eventbrite

HIPfest (Hull International Photography Festival) is an annual event where the art of photography is celebrated. An event where professionals come to exhibit, sell work, buy photography products, exchange ideas, and network. But also as an opportunity for the newly qualified, amateur and emerging photographer of any age and ability to immerse themselves in the world of photography, learn, share their passion and showcase their work alongside the best in the world.

This year will include the exciting arrival of PhotoCity at the festival in partnership with Fujiholics. A £5 wristband gives you access to all 10 exhibitions, the HIPfest Prize Draw, discounts on site, learning opportunities and the ability to purchase workshop & masterclass tickets. The separately ticketed (coming soon) workshops and masterclasses will be priced from 10 to 20 pounds but must be accompanied by a £5 festival wristband to gain entry. Get your wristband and come to HIPfest2018 to meet Brian Griffin, Marilyn Stafford, Peter Dench, Matthew Finn, Sean Tucker, Matt Hart and many more.

POP – Exhibition

POP - Brian Griffin

27 dates · 5 Oct – 4 Nov
POP – Brian Griffin
HIP Gallery

You will need a £5 HIPFest wristband to attend this exhibition.

Available at Eventbrite.

In November 2017, Brian Griffin launched his book, “POP”. The book is a comprehensive exploration of the music photography by Brian, shot for album covers, single sleeves, posters, and press. It contains photographs and illustrations of 160 record covers from more than 100 bands and musicians including many which are previously unpublished – including Ian Dury, The Clash, Depeche Mode, Echo and The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, Kate Bush, The Specials, Elvis Costello and many more.

Brian Griffin’s “POP” exhibition is a selection of photographs taken from this book.
Brian Griffin first began photographing the music world for STIFF records in the late 1970s and soon became the predominant visual chronicler of New Wave, Post-Punk, and the New Romantics. Working from his studio in Rotherhithe, often on low budgets and before the age of photo-shop, Griffin’s technical naivety resulted in the major visual invention.

For more information on Brian and his work, visit his website at http://www.briangriffin.co.uk/

Retrospective – Marilyn Stafford

Retrospective - Marilyn Stafford

21 dates · 5 Oct – 28 Oct
Retrospective – Marilyn Stafford
Space 2, Level 2, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, HU1 2PQ

You will need a £5 HIPFest wristband to attend this exhibition.

You can purchase through our Eventbrite.

“Photographers don’t grow old – They just grow out of focus”

This exhibition is a retrospective of Marilyn Stafford’s remarkable photographic career.
Marilyn was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, in 1925. Following studies at the University of Wisconsin, Marilyn’s photographic career was launched in New York in 1948 when she was asked to photograph Albert Einstein by friends making a film about him. In the car on the way to Einstein’s home in New Jersey, she was given a camera and a quick lesson in how to use it.

Her internationally published work spans from 1948-1980 and covers a broad scope of subjects and periods of modern history. She has photographed prominent historical figures, international fashion, refugees and tribal peoples. As well as Einstein, her portraits include Edith Piaf, Italian writers Alberto Moravia, Carlo Levi and Italo Calvino, actor Lee Marvin, Sir Alan Lane, Sir Roland Penrose and Sir Richard Attenborough, among many others.

Marilyn now lives on the south coast of England.

For more information about Marilyn and her work, visit her website at http://www.marilynstaffordphotography.com