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Exhibition Review: HIP Hull 2016

The Hull International Photography Festival runs from 1st-30th October 2016. I visited the HIP Photography Festival in Hull on the 18th of October 2016. This review expresses the  purely personal views of the author. Hull is a port city in the Humber estuary on the East Coast of England. It’s famous for its university, docks, and cross channel ferries going to Europe. The main venue is the Princes Quay shopping centre. Opened in 1991, the centre is typical of a retail build of 25 years ago. All white tubular steel and many empty shops. Just as well, because most of the galleries in this venue are empty shops which no doubt can’t be filled in straitened times. Commerce’s loss is arts gain I suppose. And now to the exhibits… Smith’s Dock. Ian Macdonald ©Ian Macdonald. ‘Smith’s Dock’ is a large showing of black and white images by Ian MacDonald. The images were taken in 1986 and 1987 when the dock closed. All images were printed by MacDonald, some, the larger ones, were processed in his bath. …