Picture Verity Watkins

On June 2nd 2018 I talked about my 30-year visual journey from Bob Carvers Fish and Chip Restaurant and Hessle Road in Hull to my role as the Editor for Middle East and Africa, Pictures, Reuters. The talk took place at the Creative & Cultural Space 2 of the HiP gallery during an exhibition of my pictures taken in 1983/4.

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An unidentified man using a smart phone walks through London's Canary Wharf financial district in the evening light in London, Britain, September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

     
 
A breakfast of sausage, eggs and toast is pictured in an office canteen in London, Britain July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
George Norris, historian and former Rag and Bone man films an exhibition of pictures that document part of his life in Hull, England, June 2, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Seabirds follow a fishing boat as the fisherman throw waste from the catch into the sea off the coast of Worthing, Britain May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

On June 2nd 2018 I talked about my 30-year visual journey from Bob Carvers Fish and Chip Restaurant and Hessle Road in Hull to my role as the Editor for Middle East and Africa, Pictures, Reuters. The talk took place at the Creative & Cultural Space 2 of the HiP gallery during an exhibition of my pictures taken in 1983/4. Picture stories from the Star and Garter, George Norris on his horse and cart, people of Hull living with blindness, drag act Kandy de Barry (now called Bobby Mandrell) at the St Georges and more. It was great to see characters or family members from my stories show up. Many thanks to George Norris and Alan Raw from the HiP gallery who made this all happen. I was more than a little moved. You can see many of these pictures in the archive section of my site.

A woman carrying a musical instrument in a case on her back waits as an underground train pulls into Bank tube station in London, Britain April 3, 2018. Picture taken April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A minaret is seen through early morning haze on the skyline of Cairo, Egypt March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A woman walks past hearts that have been drawn in the snow, in Canary Wharf financial district, London, Britain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
People pass by an art installation titled Sonic Light Bubble which forms part of the Winter Lights exhibition in London’s Canary Wharf financial district in London, Britain January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Shoppers and tourists walk along Oxford Street during the sales in central London, Britain, December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
People walk in the first snow to settle in the year in Wanstead, in London, December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
People are crowded on a Central Line tube underground train after a points failure caused severe delays to the service during the Monday morning rush hour commute in London, Britain November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A person cycles on a pathway, through an area known locally as the Backs, behind Kings College in Cambridge, Britain November 8 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Skies over London's financial centre Canary Wharf are given a yellow glow as dust from the Sahara desert and wild fires in Spain, blown across the city by Storm Ophelia, filters out the light, in London, Britain October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Syrian refugee women and children work in a field in Al-Khiam village, near the Israeli border in south Lebanon October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A bride and groom pose for pictures next to a red telephone box as a bus is driven past near Fleet Street in London, Britain on October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A boy jumps along the wall of the castle in the old city of Erbil near banners supporting the referendum for independence for Kurdistan in Erbil, Iraq September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A worker repairs a street light on the Greek Island of Ithaca, Greece September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A couple sit on the beach and look out to sea on the August bank holiday weekend in Worthing, Britain, August 26, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A Warwick University graduate holds his degree certificate on the day of a graduation ceremony in Warwick, Britain July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
A couple laugh as they cuddle on a sofa looking at the neon signs and artworks in God's Own Junkyard gallery and cafe in London, Britain, March 31, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

A man walks past as an official fixes a sign to a wall at a Polling station for Britain's General Election in Romford east London, June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

A woman smokes a cigarette as she looks out from her apartment balcony in Gdynia, Poland, April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
People and dogs walk on the beach at low tide in Worthing, Britain March 4, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
People run through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Britain December 29, 2016, in the morning frost. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
 
Disused advertising boards for news papers are left against the shutters of a closed down news agent's shop in east London, Britain, August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Boyce
Workers trim the grass around the gravestones in a cemetery for solders who died during the American Civil War in Alexandria, Virginia, USA , August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

A man walks in the sunshine through London's Canary Wharf Financial District as construction cranes operate in London, July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

 

Nice to see one of my archive pictures being used as Chilcot concluded that Britain's decision to go to war with Iraq in 2003 had a "far from satisfactory" legal basis and ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair's case for military action was over-hyped, in his long-awaited inquiry into the conflict.

British Royal Air Force personnel wait in a bunker wearing full Nuclear Biological and Chemical suits after a warning of a Scud missile attack on their base in Kuwait March 20, 2003. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

 

A trader from BGC Partners, a global brokerage company in London's Canary Wharf financial centre waits for European stock markets to open early June 24, 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the EU BREXIT referendum. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

 

George Norris, who I phoptographed in Hull over 30 years ago recently contacted me. He is organising a photographic exhibition that pulls together daily life in Hull in the 80's and 90s. The focus of the show will be his personal heritage of the rag and bone trade, known as totting. His request for me to send him some prints forced me into the attic where I discovered this picture I had originally rejected as I am reflected in the mirror. To see the original story I shot on George Norris click here.