9th October 2003





Over 80 photographs of Hull which will go on display next week are “a clear statement of pride in the city.”


Roger Wilson, one of the judges who have selected the photographs to appear in the Images of Hull 2003 exhibition next week, says pride in the city of Hull is evident in the images.


“The work in this exhibition conveys much of what is rich in Hull and it’s a clear statement of pride in the city,” says Mr Wilson, who is a senior lecturer in photography at the University of Sunderland.


The photographs have all been selected in the Images of Hull 2003 photographic competition organised by the University of Lincoln as a tribute to the late Professor Derek Crothall, Pro Vice Chancellor at the university.


On Friday 17th October a special event will be staged to rename the university’s George Street building the Derek Crothall Building.


At the same time the winners of the competition will be announced and the photographic exhibition, representing the work of over 70 individuals, will be officially opened.


Helen McMullen, Corporate Director for Learning and Culture at Kingston-upon-Hull City Council, will officially rename the building and accept a book containing the winning photographs on behalf of the city council.


“It’s a very interesting and unexpectedly poetic combination of images,” said Kathie Jenkins, curator of the EICH Gallery which is staging the exhibition. ““It’s a very good antidote to the nonsense about being the worst town in Britain – it shows some really nice aspects, private and poetic, and subjects that people identify as being special about Hull.”


The selection panel - Jane Crothall, social worker and wife of the late Professor Crothall, Kathie Jenkins, Anne McNeill, director of the ‘Impressions’ Photographic Gallery in York, Roger Wilson and Hull writer and novelist Daphne Glazer – selected the images to be exhibited from around 200 entries received.


Cash prizes of £1000 and £500 for the best overall photograph and best student photograph will be awarded at the event next week.


The event will begin with refreshments and a tour of the newly refurbished Derek Crothall Building at 5pm on Friday 17th October. The renaming will take place at 5.30pm, the exhibition will open at 6pm and the winners will be announced at 6.45pm.


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‘Hull docks’ by Isaac Acheampong


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‘Old Town Shadows’ by Foong-Han Wong


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‘Mud Writers’ by David Drewery, taken below the Minerva Pier near Sammy’s Point


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