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Photographs of Hull go on show in exhibition

G W Glenton's fish shop by Martin Parr Image copyright Martin Parr
Image caption G W Glenton's fish shop, by Martin Parr

Photographs revealing "fresh perspectives" of Hull have gone on display.

Martin Parr and Olivia Arthur, who are members of the renowned photo agency Magnum Photos, spent a number of days taking shots of the city.

More than 200 black and white and colour photos are being exhibited at the Humber Street Gallery.

Director of Hull 2017 Martin Green said he was "delighted" to welcome the photographers to the city.

Image copyright Olivia Arthur
Image caption Youngsters Ross and Ryan, photographed by Olivia Arthur
Image copyright Martin Parr
Image caption Sisters Aslihan and Vesile Sahin at Crisp & Fry, Spring Bank, by Martin Parr

Parr's bright and bold photos include workers at a fish shop, the colourful interior of a fast food outlet and a tray of food at a delicatessen counter.

The 65-year-old photographer, a former president of Magnum Photos, is recognised for his documentary and photojournalism work and has published more than 80 books.

Image copyright Olivia Arthur
Image caption Alfie Pearson, a young Elvis impersonator, by Olivia Arthur
Image copyright Olivia Arthur
Image caption Alicia Abbott, by Olivia Arthur

Arthur's black and white photographs capture a myriad of characters including young Elvis impersonators, bodybuilders, footballers and families in a variety of settings from domestic to recreational environments.

She has photographed a number of high-profile public figures including the Duke of Cambridge and actress Cate Blanchett.

Musician Chiedu Oraka, who was among those photographed, said: "I was really happy to be involved in the project, not only is it a great opportunity to be involved in a project by such a well-known photography collective, but it was also great that the lives and experiences of young people in Hull were being recorded in this way."

Image copyright Martin Parr
Image caption Shoppers at Stack it High, Hessle Road, by Martin Parr
Image copyright Olivia Arthur
Image caption B Boy Jocky, by Olivia Arthur

Mr Green said: "We are delighted to welcome the work of Olivia Arthur and Martin Parr to Humber Street Gallery.

"Their observational approach, which is justifiably renowned around the world, provides us with two fresh perspectives on this extraordinary year for the city as we look to the future."

Photographic co-operative Magnum Photos was set up by famous photographers Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David "Chim" Seymour in May 1947. Its members have produced many of the most iconic images of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Image copyright Olivia Arthur
Image caption Freya Hough, by Olivia Arthur
Image copyright Martin Parr
Image caption Customer at Yankee's Diner, by Martin Parr

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