Wakefield artist to speak at Hull photography festival

Fine art photographer Nigel Tooby, from Wakefield, will be speaking at Hull International Photography Festival this weekend.

Fine art photographer Nigel Tooby, from Wakefield, will be speaking at Hull International Photography Festival this weekend.

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A contemporary fine art photographer from Wakefield has been invited to speak at a prestigious international photography exhibition in Hull this weekend.

Nigel Tooby, who is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a resident artist at The Creative Art House in Wakefield, will address delegates at the Hull International Photography festival which takes place at the POP Gallery, Princes Quay, Hull on Sunday October 4 at 4pm.

In a talk entitled Extra Dimensions in Fine-Art Photography, Nigel will explore the ways in which photographers can add more depth and meaning to their images.

Nigel is also artist in residence for West Yorkshire homeless charity Simon on the Streets and he will draw on examples from his recent work, including the series Eye Spy, which was produced in association with the charity.

The Hull International Photography Festival – dubbed HIPphotoFest 2015 – takes place in Hull from October 2-30 and is centered around the HIP Gallery.

It costs just £5 for a wristband that will allow entry into the majority of the exhibitions and workshops.

The range of photography is varied with work ranging from commercial to fine art presented by professionals, enthusiasts and students, as well as members of HIPclub, a photography group formed in January this year for eight to 16 year-olds.

Nigel said: “As Hull demonstrates why its award of City of Culture 2017 is so well-deserved, I’m really honoured to have been asked to speak at this important event; to be a part of what will be an exceptional month-long celebration of photographic art and culture.”

Alan Raw, creative director of HIPphotoFest, said: “We aim to present a top quality programme of free photography events and activities featuring leading local, national and international artists. We will celebrate photography as a medium of diverse expression, international in its influence and uniquely democratic in its potential”.

He added: “The festival will provide a friendly, 
welcoming environment that everyone and anyone with a love of photography, arts and good company 
can enjoy. This year’s 
exhibitions are from 
Norway, New Zealand, 
USA, Poland, Belgium and Hull.

“Curiosity is all you need to bring in order to join in”.