Hinterlands by Ian Macdonald

by Ian Macdonald

[HIP FEST EVENT]:
HIP Gallery Curator Alan Raw has commissioned celebrated photographer Ian Macdonald, to shoot his perspective on Rotterdam & Hull. The exhibition ‘Hinterlands’ will open HIP Fest 2017 (Hull International Photography Festival).

Hinterlands, those spaces which create the ins and outs of any town and city, are specific to each of us in our own ways. Ian says ” I am keen on important buildings, their architecture and position as well as seemingly insignificant spaces. Between these spaces are the people of a place, locals and visitors alike, those that identify with and make use of their environment.”

“My photographs attempt to capture something of the essence of these cities and their spaces, through incorporating traditional black & white photography to illuminate my vision of what is key to me. I do wish to share the beauty of places as I see them and wish to encourage others to share their sense of what beauty is to them. The talk on Saturday 30th September at 3pm will attempt to shed light on this whole process.”

A festival wristband is required for entry to HIP Gallery during HIP Fest 30th Sept to 30th November.

Wristbands will be available from Eventbrite and Creative & Cultural Space 1 Princes Quay from mid-September

START DATE: Sep 30th
END DATE: Oct 21st

12:00 pm
5:00 pm

For Ian Macdonald photography plays a role in his life akin to reflective biography. Many of his photographs offer reflections of his passion for what he finds around him. Some of the photographs may even be seen as metaphors celebrating life and the environment.

Since 1968 Ian has photographed consistently across the hinterland of his native Cleveland in the north east of England. Images from this body of work have been exhibited widely in England and selected prints are held in many public and private art collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Danish Royal Library, The Navigation Foundation, Boston Ma, USA and Southampton City Art Gallery.

Ian has accepted a commission from the HIP Gallery to create a body of work in Hull & Rotterdam for HIP Fest (Hull International Photography Festival) 2017. This commission has been sponsored by G. F. Smith & the Creative & Cultural Company.

Exhibition details

START DATE: Sep 30th
END DATE: Oct 21st

12:00 pm
5:00 pm

Location details

HIP Gallery
East Yorkshire, Hull HU1 2PQ, UK