HULL is UK CITY OF CULTURE 2017
a View of Hull
photographs by Peter Marshall
Includes images shown in the exhibition of the same name at
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull in 1983 and published as a book in 2011
I added a picture a day to this site every day in 2017 as
contribution to Hull's year as UK City of Culture
'Still Occupied' was my first serious attempt to photograph the urban landscape. When I started this project in 1977, Hull was in the throes of a massive redevelopment, with many inner city areas being bulldozed and instant slums being created on its outskirts. It seemed to have learnt nothing from the mistakes I had fought against during the previous decade in inner-city Manchester, and to be a city that had turned its back on its heritage, which as I hope these pictures show, I had come to cherish. You can read a little more about my project here.