If you are a photographer who wants to get your work seen, then YEARBOOK is for you. A group exhibition for everyone, a publication for selected works, and awards from some of our favourite industry partners. And did we mention, there’s no set entry fee? We want to make sure this opportunity is open to everyone, no matter what their financial situation.
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.
In addition to the exhibition and publication, we’re really pleased to announce that there will be four YEARBOOK Awards from our partners BenQ, Exposure Photography Festival, Fujifilm and Newspaper Club.
BenQ YEARBOOK AWARD 2020
One photographer will be selected by Tallie Wright, representing BenQ, to receive a BenQ PhotoVue SW240 professional monitor with shading hood.
The BenQ PhotoVue SW240 is the perfect first professional monitor for any photographer. It covers industry-standard colour spaces of 99% Adobe RGB and 100% sRGB and delivers factory-calibrated colour accuracy, so to ensure brilliant colour reproduction and true-to-life imagery. Whilst having an ideal screen size for photographers to do their work with ease at 24.1” 16:10, and still displaying two full A4 pages plus tool palettes to easily compare the content on the screen. It’s the smallest monitor BenQ offer, but still packs the technical quality needed to edit proficiently.
Exposure Photography Festival YEARBOOK AWARD 2020
One photographer will be selected by Beth Kane from Exposure Photography Festival to receive a Mentorship package which will also include a full portfolio review.
Beth Kane has reviewed portfolios at events in Birmingham, and at the Emerging Talents Festival in Rome, Italy. Previously the coodinator of FORMAT Festival in Derby, Beth is the coordinator of Exposure Photography Festival in Canada and is a strong advocate for emerging photographers and a DIY ethic.
The chosen award recipient will also be promoted through the Exposure Photography Festival social media channels.
Fujifilm Original Photo Paper YEARBOOK AWARD 2020
One photographer will be selected by Judith van Linden from Fujifilm Original Photo Paper to receive their portfolio printed as a book with Original Photo Paper by Fujifilm. The chosen award recipient will also be promoted through the Fujifilm Original Photo Paper social media channels and a news article will be shared via their website originalphotopaper.com.
Newspaper Club YEARBOOK AWARD 2020
One photographer will be selected by Sarah Belfort from Newspaper Club to receive a £250 printing voucher for Newspaper Club.
The chosen award recipient will also be promoted through Newspaper Club social media channels and their popular newsletter.
The main YEARBOOK exhibition will be online, so it can be easily shared and accessed, in a similar style to our recent EVERYDAY DELIGHT (Stay at Home Edition) exhibitions. The show will be on our website, which reaches over 20,000 people per month and we’ll promote the show through our newsletter of around 6000 subscribers, social media with a combined audience of over 12,000 and everyone we know who wants to see new photography! All valid entries will have at least one image included per person.
100 images will be selected by a panel of judges to be included in a printed publication that will be sent out to 100 industry specialists and agencies. The publication will also be available to buy if you’d like to send it to your own contacts, or for others to buy just to enjoy!
Want to take part? Find out more and ENTER HERE!
There are no set entry fees for YEARBOOK, we’re asking you to ‘pay what you can’. If you’re graduating this year we know you would have spent hundreds of pounds on your show, but we’re not asking for that, we’re just asking you to pay what you can so that we can make this happen for everyone. If you’re lucky enough to be in employment, or getting financial support, we hope you’ll help us support those who aren’t.
We’re making this opportunity affordable for all photographers, but it isn’t cheap to produce. Please help support us by sharing what we do. We receive no external grants or funding, but we’re determined to do what we can to keep photography open to all.
You don’t have to be a Shutter Hub member to take part, but if you’d like to find out about all the benefits of being a Shutter Hub member you can do so here.
This is your graduate show, whether you’ve just graduated, never graduated, or can’t even remember that far back!
Deadline for entries: 18 June 2020 (5pm BST)
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