Alan Hill & Kelly Hussey-Smith (Australia):
“In an official 2004 survey, Hull was voted ‘Most Crap Town’ in the United Kingdom. In contrast, Hull has been the home of many famous poets and was described as Australian poet Peter Porter as the most poetic city in England. This ongoing series examines the relationship between these characterisations.”
Alan Hill is a documentary practitioner and Associate Lecturer at Griffith University. He is a former editor of the Australian PhotoJournalist and has an ongoing involvement with Griffith’s Centre for Documentary Practice. His work has been exhibited nationally and explores the spaces we create, occupy and interact with in our everyday lives, using them as the basis of his examination of human behavior.
Kelly Hussey-Smith is a Documentary Practitioner mainly working in photography and more recently in video and multimedia. She lives and works in Brisbane, Australia. Kelly is currently completing postgraduate study at the Queensland College of Art where she also teaches photography, and is working on a long-term project investigating the unseen products of industry. She regularly exhibits her work in Australia and has also exhibited in China, Bangladesh, and the UK. Kelly has worked voluntarily as an editor for the Australian PhotoJournalist, Centre for Documentary Practice, and as a documentist for Operation Smile with whom she has travelled to document medical missions in Australia and abroad.
Images © Alan Hill & Kelly Hussey-Smit