TAXI is an exhibition by Mike Harvey at HIP Gallery Princes Quay Hull. Opening evening 13th Jan 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Then 12 – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday & 12 – 4 Sundays until 10th February.
The intention of TAXI is to document the lottery of people that occupy the taxi space and the experiences that taxi driving offers. Whether it be rushing a pregnant lady to hospital or being regaled stories of World War II by an elderly passenger, the taxi provides a space to meet, converse with, and learn from people.
The array of people that journey in the taxi are diverse. The shop and call centre workers, tradesmen, policemen, pensioners, prostitutes and lawyers, the publican, millionaire, undertaker and pauper, the school teacher, drug dealer, drunkard and postman – the old, the young, the rich, the poor, the sober and the high.
The taxi passengers represent a small cross-section of society, and these photographs hope to non-judgementally document a slice of contemporary Welsh culture.
*Please note, all of the people in the photographs gave consent for their images to be used in a photography project. Where the subjects were under 18, consent was given by their supervising adult.
START DATE: Jan 13th
Working as a taxi driver has given Mike Harvey a great insight into the people and community of Neath iin Wales. Thousands of people travel in the small transient space of the taxi and each journey has it’s own unique interaction and narrative.
START DATE: Jan 13th END DATE:
East Yorkshire, Hull HU1 2PQ, UK