HULL is UK CITY OF CULTURE 2017

Still Occupied...

a View of Hull

photographs by Peter Marshall

1973-1986

includes images shown in the exhibition of the same name at the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull in 1983 and published in as a book in 2011

I intend to add a picture a day to this site throughout 2017 when Hull is 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.

 

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