ANNOUNCEMENT: The Fujifilm Original Photo Paper YEARBOOK Award 2020 Winner

Fade Away © Linda Chapman

We’re really pleased to announce the winner of the Fujifilm Original Photo Paper YEARBOOK 2020 award is Linda Chapman, selected by Judith van Linden from Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Linda will receive her portfolio printed as a book with Original Photo Paper by Fujifilm and will also be promoted through the Fujifilm Original Photo Paper social media channels and a news article will be shared via their website


“Looking at her work, I am attracted to her way of simplicity by using light and shadow. How she approaches everyday life and the natural circumstances and colours. This demonstrates the outdoors is already stunning and doesn’t need any alterations to tell a great story. ” – Judith van Linden


Kirkas © Linda Chapman

“I am driven to explore different ways of looking at everyday life. Most of my work evolves around looking at the two or many sides of a story and for this I work with reflections. These, together with the changing light give many views in one image. I have a very simple way of working and prefer to use what is natural, the light, the colours, the shadows and the reflections all tell the story. I photograph exactly what I see and do not use manipulation but just a little emphasise on contrast on colours to show what I see.” – Linda Chapman


Lineas II © Linda Chapman


Visit Linda’s website here.


Since being founded in 1934, Fujifilm has diversified into new markets and built a strong presence around the globe. From its roots as a photographic film manufacturer, the company has steadily pursued innovative solutions.

Committed to the tradition of preserving photography, Fujifilm Original Photo Paper offers a broad range of market-leading and exceptionally high standard quality photo papers. They believe that printing is meaningful and powerful, that every photographic creation deserves a chance to stand out, and that Original Photo Paper has a magic all of its own when it comes to creating tactile prints for an authentic and emotive way of recalling and sharing stories.


With most of the graduate shows cancelled this year and uncertainty about when events of that size and nature will be able to go ahead, we started thinking about what these shows mean for those involved, and what they’re missing by not having them. In many ways they echo the ethos of Shutter Hub exhibitions – group shows of work by many varied photographers, promoted to the photography world, attended by industry experts, other photographers’ networks and potential employers.

At Shutter Hub we’re always trying to find ways to create opportunities for as many people as possible, so we came up with an idea that could have a positive impact for everyone, and not just for graduates…

We invited all photographers who wanted to promote their work to enter YEARBOOK. Whether they were recent graduates, self-taught, graduated a really long time ago, under 30, over 30, emerging, emerged or not even sure what emerging means. Entrants paid what they could, there were no set entry fees. Some entered a single image, some a series and some a whole portfolio. We received several thousand images and in the online exhibition we are showing at least one image from everyone who entered. 100 photographers selected to be included in the YEARBOOK 2020 publication, selected by judges from our partners BenQExposure Photography FestivalFujifilm Original Photo Paper and Newspaper Club and Shutter Hub creative director Karen Harvey. For their awards, each judge then selected a shortlist of 10 photographers from the full YEARBOOK 2020 online exhibition, featuring over 200 photographers. The judges were sent all images and information submitted by those shortlisted photographers to make their final selection.


If you are an editor, director, curator or someone who commissions, promotes or supports photographers and would like to receive a copy of the YEARBOOK 2020 printed publication, featuring 100 selected photographers, please register your interest by completing this form.


The YEARBOOK online exhibition showcases work from over 200 photographers from across the world. YEARBOOK is a group show, promoting the skill and talent of photographers working now. We invite you to explore the gallery and the huge range of styles and subjects from photographers across the world. View the full exhibition here.




09 July – 09 September 2020




The YEARBOOK 2020 publication is printed by: Newspaper Club.

The YEARBOOK 2020 Awards are supported by: BenQ, Exposure Photography Festival, FujiFilm Original Photo Paper, and Newspaper Club.



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