Testimonials

We’re really proud of the community we have created and the opportunities we have been able to provide. Here’s what some of our members and partners have to say about Shutter Hub:

 

“Joining Shutter Hub has literally been the best thing I’ve ever done! I’ve never felt so supported, welcomed and positive about my work. In the short time since I’ve joined I’ve had incredible opportunities, information and successes that have been invaluable and have boosted my confidence enormously. Not to mention the portfolio review which was full of excellent feedback which I have already used to take my work further. On top of this, I am hugely inspired by the incredibly talented photographers whose work I am seeing which drives me to continue creating endlessly! Can’t believe what I’ve achieved in such a short space of time.”

Nicola Parry, Photographer

 

“The whole Shutter Hub team have a genuine warmth and openness that make them a pleasure to work with. Their determination to help photographers progress their careers is clear, and providing support for members to form connections and exhibit work seems like an excellent way to do so.

Rachael Burns, Photographer

 

“My first contact with Shutter Hub was at a portfolio review. I got great feedback with excellent expertise. When my photobook “Wild West” was released Shutter Hub did a tremendous job in promoting my work for which I am very thankful. They also offer great opportunities for members to exhibit their work. All in all, Shutter Hub is invaluable to anyone interested in photography.”

Joachim Hildebrand, Photographer

 

“The best thing about Shutter Hub is the sense of community and ‘togetherness’ that I’m sure is attributed to the team of people working there, who have clear goals to provide a professional, apporachable and very usable platform for photographers to find out whats going on out there. I particularly likee the way that photogrpahers work is promoted across their social media channels as it’s delivered well without being too shouty. With a platform so easy to navigate I find myself using it more and more!”

Michael Whelan, Photographer

 

“As an older female working in photography I sometimes feel “invisible in plain sight” and the significant role of social media required in one’s own marketing, means another layer of work that an artist has to undertake. The connections Shutter Hub offers photographers allows more time to actually make more photographs. I don’t believe we have anything as “open to all” as Shutter Hub in Australia. Thank you for taking my work to a larger audience.”

Chris Byrnes, Photographer

 

“Shutter Hub is a lovely and supportive environment for photographers from all walks of life. They offer an inclusive and encouraging space to be part of and run lots of great events and exhibitions. They have promoted my work when it has been on in various places and been first to congratulate me on my successes. What a nice bunch of people!”

Margaret Mitchell, Photographer

 

“Shutter Hub is an invaluable platform for photographers – and anyone interested in photography – that organises brilliant exhibitions, meet-ups and events and provides great online content that includes helpful tips, reviews, open calls and members’ portfolios and news. Shutter Hub has been incredibly supportive since I joined, by promoting my work on their website and sharing my news widely on social media. I really appreciate all the hard work that Shutter Hub does and can’t think of any other organisation quite like it.”

Dafna Talmor, Artist

 

“My whole outlook on photography has changed since coming into contact with Shutter Hub. I’ve been given amazing opportunities to exhibit my work in places I would never have imagined and been offered opportunities I would never have predicted”

Justin Carey, Photographer

 

“Shutter Hub are more to Accumulate than a network, they provide knowledge and guidance and go out of their way to help advise and steer us in relation to the content and planning of our photography workshops for people affected by homelessness. They have surpassed my expectations in the amount of support they have given Accumulate, a total gift of knowledge, connections and expertise!”

Marice Cumber, Director, Accumulate

 

“Being part of Shutter Hub has definitely contributed to my professional development and raised my profile as an artist. Thanks to my growing CV of exhibitions and having an online gallery of my work via the website, I’ve recently been awarded a grant from the Richard Coward Photography Foundation to further develop my knowledge and skills of historic alternative processes. I’d encourage anyone wanting to progress and develop as a photographer to join Shutter Hub – I’ve benefited enormously from being part of a friendly, supportive and professional community.”

Jo Stapleton, Photographer

 

“Shutter Hub is the first outside organisation we have worked with to curate an exhibition from an open call. The behind the scene submission and selection process was very smooth and professional, and the caliber of works submitted very high. It was a pleasure to work with Shutter Hub and we are delighted to work with them again in the near future towards another photographic exhibition.”

Judith Weik, Exhibitions Coordinator, Art at the ARB, University of Cambridge

 

“Being a member of Shutter Hub has given me numerous opportunities to take part in interesting group exhibitions where I’ve met other photographers and learned about their work. The 2018 Borders exhibition opening party was a fun and informal event which really helped to build relationships, and I’m incredibly thankful to Shutter Hub for using my work to promote the show as this definitely raised my profile.

Shutter Hub and its team are very supportive of members, promoting their individual endeavours and achievements to an international audience through their good news roundups and must see exhibitions reviews, as well as providing useful tips and advice through their regular blog posts. This has all helped to encourage and motivate me, and fostered a sense of being part of something bigger than just my own individual practice.”

Nicola Jayne Maskrey, Photographer

 

“In recent years the South Holland Open Arts exhibition has benefited from the support of Shutter Hub who have provided a prize for Best Photography. Having the support of Shutter Hub has been fantastic for raising the profile of the exhibition and we are extremely grateful for their sponsorship of a prize which has enabled the exhibition to attract a high standard of photographic entries.”

Rachel Rowett, Community Development Manager, South Holland

 

“I took the opportunity of participating in the BORDERS exhibition and became a member of Shutter Hub. This exhibition exceeded my expectations and I was very happy to meet the very dedicated women of the Shutter Hub team. Shutter Hub offers members a great platform to present themselves with portfolios and current works. I especially like the ‘Close Up’ feature on the blog. I look forward to an exciting future with Shutter Hub.”

Ruth Stoltenberg. Photographer 

 

“Accumulate is a small charity that enables people who are affected by homelessness to develop their skills and confidence through creativity, and particularly through photography workshops. Our partnership with Shutter Hub extends beyond their expertise and networks (which are amazing anyway) as they also provide us with expert tutors for workshops and for portfolio reviews with the Accumulate participants.

The Shutter Hub folk also set up the Camera Amnesty scheme for us and publicise it widely across their networks. Camera Amnesty means people can donate their unused cameras to Accumulate and then our photography workshop participants can borrow a camera to continue learning and developing their photography skills. A great invention by a great partner! ”

Marice Cumber, Director, Accumulate