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2016 Exhibitions

Hull - 1st to 25th October 2016

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR travels north to the Hull International Photography Festival


TPOTY Hull International Photography Festival


About the HIP Festival

HipPhotoFest is an annual event where the cultural importance of photography is recognised. A celebration of a physical art form, but one which is globally and digitally accessible. An event where professionals come to exhibit, network, sell work, exchange ideas, and meet contacts. But also as an opportunity for the newly qualified, amateur & emerging photographer of any age & ability to immerse themselves in the world of photography, find information, gain support, share their passion and showcase their work alongside the best in the world, to a global network of photographers, peers, curators, editors, agents, photo enthusiasts and the visiting public

TPOTY at HIP Festival

We're taking the full exhibition of the 2015 winning images - shown for the first time in Greenwich this summer - to Hull to support this year's international photography festival so this will be a second chance to see these stunning images up close as beautiful prints. We'll also be returning in 2017 with the next winning images and a retrospective of the young winners of the award since it started in 2003.

Alan Raw, Creative Director of HIP Photography Festival and Curator of HIP Gallery said: "We are very proud to be able to partner with Travel Photographer of The Year for Hull International Photography Festival this year, & again in 2017 with support from Hull 2017. After the great success of last year, HIP Photography Festival has become the perfect host for this prestigious exhibition.”

Martin Green, CEO and Director of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, said: "With photographs from around the world and Hull's heritage as an international gateway, it seems highly appropriate to host Travel Photographer of the Year in this city. It promises to be a fascinating exhibition that I hope will attract Hull residents and visitors alike."

TPOTY Hull International Photography Festival


1st to 25th October 2016

Opening hours - 12.00 to 17.00 daily

Where is the exhibition in Hull:


Princes Quay,
HU1 2PQ,






Getting to Hull:

By Car

From the West, get onto the M62 and keep on going until it turns into the A63. That’ll take you along the north shore of the Humber to Princes Quay.

From the South you can take the A1 and and come off at Newark-on-Trent (or Doncaster if you fancy) then head north east. Taking the A15 east of Scunthorpe will then bring you over the Humber Bridge and into Hull from the south. The Humber Bridge is a toll road, but travelling across it is worth it for the view alone – find out current toll charges.

From the North you can head down the A1 before joining the M62 eastbound after Leeds, or come off at York to travel into Hull via beautiful Beverley.

From the East you may need a boat!

Make sure you check your route on the AA’s route planner before you head off too.

By Train

Hull Paragon Interchange is the main railway station in Hull, which sits in the very heart of the city. Hull has its own rail link to the capital. First Hull Trains run several services a day, seven days a week from London Kings Cross to Hull; have a look at their website to see timetables, live departures and buy tickets. Virgin Trains East Coast run regular services too, connecting Hull to the capital via Grantham and Newark North Gate. If you’re heading to Hull from the west you can hop on the First Transpennine Express line from Manchester, which stops off in Huddersfield, Leeds and lots of other places too. Northern Rail also run a number of other local services, connecting Hull to Bridlington and Scarborough on the coast as well as York and Selby.

A busy taxi rank operates outside the station, and the bus station is under the same roof at Hull Paragon Interchange.

By Coach

You can catch the coach to and from Hull, with services running all over the country to Paragon Interchange. National Express will have you in Hull from London in under 6 hours by coach. Megabus also run a service where you can catch the train from Kings Cross St Pancras to East Midlands Parkway, and then a bus over to Hull.

By Air

Flights from across Europe and the UK land at Humberside Airport every day. Car hire is available at the airport, and the city centre is about a 30 minute drive away over the Humber Bridge. Stagecoach also operate the Humber Flyer bus service, which takes you directly into Hull from the airport.

By Sea

Possibly our favourite way to travel into Hull, P&O operate ferry links between Hull and Northern Europe. Daily overnight trips sail from Rotterdam in the Netherlands as well as Zeebrugge in Belgium to Hull Ferry Terminal, taking passengers with cars as well as those on foot. Taxis from the ferry terminal into the city centre cost about £10, and a regular bus runs into the city from the Northern Gateway roundabout (about a 20 minute walk away from the ferry) costing around £2.50.

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