Winner of the BenQ YEARBOOK Award 2022 © Giuseppe Cipriani

We’re excited to announce the winners and highly commended photographers of the YEARBOOK 2023 awards!



Selected by James Allsworth, Head of Content at Alamy, to receive Alamy Platinum Commission for 1 year and a one-to-one stock photography business development session with James.

Winner: Rachel Nixon

Highly commended: Dean Forbes


“It’s hard to fully articulate why I picked this image but I can say that it conjured up emotions of melancholy, nostalgia and appreciation of family history. I’m a huge admirer of historic images, and particularly the juxtaposition of old and new. The image joins the dots and demonstrates to us – with striking impact – the connections that link us to our past.”


Alamy is the world’s most diverse stock photography collection, they add around 150,000 images to their collection every day from thousands of photographers from across the world. Alamy supply images to customers globally, from magazine and book publishers to design agencies and marketers, they’re always looking for great imagery to enhance their projects.

Alamy work with over 100,000 photographers and aim to make it easy for you to work with them – it’s free to sign up, they don’t edit pictures on content and you retain full ownership of your photos. Since Alamy began, they’ve paid out over $200 million in royalties to photographers and the need for photography in our daily lives shows no signs of slowing.


Flowers in the Sand © Rachel Nixon



One photographer will be selected by the team at GOST Books to receive a bundle of 10 GOST publications.

Winner: Madeleine Waller

Highly commended: Shannon Fisher


“In addition to the beautiful use of natural light and composition, we found Madeleine’s image intriguing – who is she and why is she holding the snake in the lake? When making books we always look for images which convey a story, and here we felt there was a story waiting to be told.”


GOST Books is an independent visual arts and photography publisher based in London. They pride themselves on an uncategorisable output of diverse subject matter and design: from a chronicle of seven men claiming to be the Messiah; a study of Turkish soap operas; art works inspired by the largest breeding grounds for flamingos in the Southern Hemisphere; archive photographs from the Mexico City police department; to portraits of winners of state-run competitions in Belarus.


Rowena by the Lake © Madeleine Waller


Metro Imaging YEARBOOK AWARD 2023

Selected by Steve Macleod from Metro Imaging to receive a twelve-month mentorship.

Winner: Ada Trillo

Highly commended: Kerry Curl


“I would like to select Ada Trillo for this year’s award. Her work covers so many territories around gender, identity and nation-state borders both physical and ideological.”


Metro Imaging has a reputation for supporting education and in 2005 established its mentorship programme. Over the years the company has supported hundreds of artists from both academic and non-academic pathways.

“We are delighted to be able to partner with Shutter Hub by offering a twelve month bespoke mentorship where we will develop the individual’s next career move. We will cover all aspects of practice to include developing network; marketing and social media; technical and process led discussion as well as contextual and conceptual one to one sessions. There will also be opportunities to interact with others on the scheme and we will produce a working portfolio in support of the mentorship.”


The Ones Who Stay © Ada Trillo


Newspaper Club YEARBOOK AWARD 2023

Selected by Sarah Belfort from Newspaper Club to receive a £150 printing voucher for Newspaper Club.

Winner: Azim Khan Ronnie

Highly commended: Ewelina Dziedzic


“What a striking scene! First I was drawn to the colours, the textures and the mood – then totally mystified by what was happening in the image. It feels otherwordly but in fact shows the traditional process for drying incense in Vietnam, practiced for hundreds of years. I’ll never look at a stick of incense the same way again!”


Newspaper Club helps everyone print their own newspapers. There’s no minimum order, 24/7 online ordering and fast delivery anywhere in the world.

Founded in 2010, Newspaper Club has printed over 22 million newspapers for some of the world’s most creative people and brands. All of their papers are either 100% recycled or sourced from sustainably grown forests and their printing press is powered by solar energy.


Drying Incense © Azim Khan Ronnie


Parallax YEARBOOK AWARD 2023

One photographer will be selected by Alice Rosenbaum, co-Founder of Parallax Photographic Coop, to receive a £100 voucher for the Parallax shop.

Winner: Scarlet Yates

Highly commended: Lewis Brymner


“We liked the naturalism of Scarlett’s portrait and the interaction with the subject. The image has a lovely use of light too, and the theme of the series this image is from really spoke to us.”


Parallax Photographic is designed to be a fair and ethical photographic retailer. They have a transparent and inclusive relationship with their customers, suppliers, and partners. Their intention is to support both the community, whose love and passion for photography they share and the industry which depends on the continued use of traditional photographic technologies.


George © Scarlet Yates


PhotoShelter YEARBOOK AWARD 2023

Selected by Jeremy Berkowitz, Integrated Marketing Manager at PhotoShelter, to receive a PhotoShelter Pro Account for one year, which comes with unlimited storage (any file size or type) as well as over 100+ features developed specifically for professional photographers, including other delivery, storage and sales features.

Winner: Christie Goldstein

Highly commended: Gary Williams


“When looking through all of the incredible photo submissions, ‘Butterfly Effect’ really struck me as an intimate moment in time, caught on camera. It’s not often we see a large, sometimes intimidating animal interacting with a gentle and delicate butterfly. The sunlight on the bear’s fur and the way the light is catching the butterfly’s wings is also a really nice touch. It’s a dreamy image and one that feels special right when you see it.”


PhotoShelter is the leading technology platform that helps photographers and creative teams unlock the power of a moment. Their tools and resources are designed and built for you. They aim to make it easy for you to present, store, sell and share your images so you can focus on what you do best.


Butterfly Effect © Christie Goldstein


Vintage Camera Hut YEARBOOK AWARD 2023

One photographer will be selected by the team at Vintage Camera Hut to receive an analogue kit, including a Yashica Mat 6×6 Medium Format film camera with it’s leather case and 3 rolls of 120 film.

Winner: Maitreyi More

Highly commended: Azim Khan Ronnie


“We absolutely loved this portrait, we believe that it transmits so much. It feels magical but real at the same time. Also the use of black and white and the wide range tonality in this image makes it a perfect print! ”


Vintage Camera Hut is one of the largest film camera stores in the UK, with a team of passionate professionals dedicated to keeping film photography alive. They believe that film cameras are tools to capture memories of our lives, and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the magic of it.

“As a business dedicated to keeping film photography alive and supporting photographers, sponsoring YEARBOOK allows us to connect with and support a wider community of photographers at various stages in their careers, as well as give back to the industry that we love. We are excited to be a part of this opportunity and to contribute to the recognition and celebration of talented photographers through the YEARBOOK Awards.”


Noir © Maitreyi More


YEARBOOK is Shutter Hub’s annual directory of photographers, open to all photographers, whatever stage they are at in their career. Now in its fourth year, we received nearly 1000 images and we are showing at least one image from everyone who entered in this exhibition.


YEARBOOK is a group show, promoting the skill and talent of photographers working now. If you are an editor, director, curator or someone who commissions, promotes or supports photographers we invite you to explore the gallery and the huge range of styles and subjects from photographers across the world.




03 August – 31 October 2023

The YEARBOOK exhibition will run for the above dates, but the directory will be accessible online permanently.





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