After the amazing success of the Shutter Hub OPEN 2018 at the Old Truman Brewery, we encored the exhibition at Amsterdam’s 5&33 Gallery. The exhibition took us through into early 2019 and was a huge success, showcasing 150 photographers and over 200 full tabloid sized newspaper prints, it was celebrated for the high standard of photography and democratic approach.
In 2020 we were invited back. Our provisional dates were for June into July, we were aware this needed to be very flexible, and we worked closely with the gallery every step of the way. We went ahead with the call for entries as planned, and worked to our original deadlines, with the plan that, when time was right we’d be ready to hit the ground running.
Of course, things change. COVID-19 had a massive impact on humanity. We’ve all been doing our best to keep things going in our own ways, and find things to look forward to in the future. We initially re-scheduled for July 2021 and everyone did their best to make this work but it just wasn’t possible due to the global situation.
We are now extremely pleased to be presenting the OPEN 2020/21 in the Gallery Café at St. Margaret’s House in Bethnal Green, London, from 01 September – 10 October 2021!
St. Margaret’s House is a unique charity supporting creativity and wellbeing in the heart of Bethnal Green. You may remember that we exhibited GIRL TOWN there as part of London Photomonth in 2016 and we’re absolutely delighted to be returning to such a fantastic community place.
Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21 brings together international photographers in a selected exhibition and promotes the future of photography through diverse and creative imagery. It’s going to be wonderful to see glorious Newspaper Club prints filling the walls at the Gallery Café!
The selected photographers exhibiting in the OPEN 20/21 are:
Wendy Aldiss, Craig Ames, Marina Antoniou, Rosie Barnes, Heloise Bergman, Svetlana Biryukova, Susan Bittker, Phillipa Bloom, Caroline Boissier, Eric Boscia, Tiina Burton, Chris Byrnes, Sarah Callow, Anne Campbell, Kate Carpenter, Cath Cartman, Hanne Castein, Linda Chapman, Kristel Collison, Mike Cookson, Yolanda Crisp, Marcel Croxson, kerry Curl, Sara Di Patrizi, Scott Dickson, Zak Dimitrov, Mieke Douglas, Ximena Echague, Juliet Ferguson, Silvia Gentili, Inese Golde, Grant Simon Rogers, Sara Hannant, Phil Harvey, Pippa Healy, James Hensby, Berto Herrera, Phil Hill, Steve Howdle, Brian Human, Ottilie Hunter, Christian Jago, Naomi James, Robin Johnston, Alex Jordan, Sarah Ketelaars, Ray Knox, Tova Krentzman, Parvathi Kumar, Ellie Laycock, Janet Lees, Sonia Levesque, Ky Lewis, Dayana Sharon Marconi, Michelle Markham, Kit Martin, Frankie Mcallister, Loren McCarthy, Sheila McKinney, Marisol Mendez, Orande Mensink, David Morgan-Davies, Nicola Morley, Michaela Nagyidaiová, Alison O’Neill, Doru Oprisan, Claudia Orsetti, Nicola Parry, Noelle Peach, Michel Petillo, Ann Petruckevitch, Michelle Piergoelam, Ian Pilbeam, Kathryn Polley, Kimberly Poppe, Josie Purcell, Maria Reaney, Daniela Rivera Antara, Laurence Rivest, Carolina Sandretto, Filipe Santos, Sigrid Schmeisser, Diana Serban, Kristina Sergeeva, Joel Snitram, Maria Spadafora, Ilisa Stack, Joanne Stapleton, Mike Sutton, Svetlana Talanova, Edith Templeton, Jacqueline Thow, Marianne van Loo, Dineke Versluis, Sander Vos, Joanna Walker, Madeleine Waller, Alexander Ward, Louise Ward, Dawn Watson, Sid White-Jones, Harry Wijsbroek, Francesca Wilkinson and Jac Williams
We’ve teamed up with Newspaper Club to produce this exhibition and we’re really excited to see it come together. We’ll fill the space with our best newspaper print exhibition – punchy and democratic, transforming the gallery and covering the walls at St. Margaret House’s Gallery Café.
As always there’ll be an award for the ‘Best in Show’, where viewers will get to vote for their favourite photograph from the exhibition. This is much more about audience participation that it is about big prizes, but it’s a fun and engaging way to involve more people in responding to photography.
Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21
01 September – 10 October 2021
St. Margaret’s House
21 Old Ford Road
Open daily 9am – 6pm
Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21 is supported by: Newspaper Club.
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