BOOK NOW: Shutter Hub Surgeries with Karen Harvey (Shutter Hub) May 2021

Photograph of chairs and tables in front of the 'Postcards from Great Britain' exhibition in Haarlem, The Netherlands, with postcard-sized photographs taped to a blue wall

The first exhibition in the Postcards from Great Britain project, at Hotel Lion d'Or, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 5 March - 2 April 2020. Supported by Fujifilm Original Photo Paper. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd/Shutter Hub.

Have you got a photography related question that needs answering? Or are you just looking for a bit of support and encouragement? Welcome to the Shutter Hub Surgery. Each month Shutter Hub members can book a 20 minute time slot and ask an expert for advice, run ideas past us, or just check in for a video chat. You can be anywhere in the world and still be able to connect. You might want to use this once in a while, or every month, it’s up to you and all included in your membership fee.


Check out the details below about the surgery guests, and choose what suits you best. You can book your time slot in your members’ dashboard. If you’re not a member but want to try the surgery out, you can book a one-off session for just £40.


We’re really pleased that back by popular demand, our very own Karen Harvey, Shutter Hub Creative Director will be holding Surgeries in May! You can book a video call appointment with Karen on Tuesday 18 May 2021.

Ask Karen anything! Want to talk about exhibitions? Great. Got a question about Shutter Hub? Fire away. Karen’s more than happy to talk about all things photography, business, or cats. Karen is the Creative Director of Shutter Hub, which she founded to create a supportive community for photographers and to provide a platform for the development of ideas and careers. She develops partnerships and projects, and produces most of our exhibitions.


“My most recent surgery session (with Karen) was hands down the most productive 20 minutes of my year thus far! The great about these sessions is they’re specifically designed around your needs – it’s all about you, your work, your practice and your needs. If I’m feeling stuck or would like feedback on a project or if I’m in need of a little inspiration, a surgery session can help get you back on track.” – Sonia Levesque


Karen is a consultant, curator and collaborator who works to bring innovative ideas and fundamental kindness to every project. She has curated exhibitions internationally and won awards for photography, writing and community development. In 2019 she was named the Digital Influencer of the Year at the Holland Press Awards. Karen is experienced in working with museums and galleries, developing exhibition spaces, and collaborating with organisations such as The National Archive, English Heritage and Cambridge University. She founded and co-directs the charitable organisation Toiletries Amnesty.



Upcoming dates for surgeries: 

22 June 2021 – Malcolm Dickson, Director, Street Level Photoworks – sessions to be released end of May

July 2021 – Dana Stirling, Float Photo Magazine – sessions to be released end of June

Book your time slot in your members’ dashboard. Please note, if no dates are showing in the calendar this does mean that all sessions are booked. Please email if you’d like to be added to the reserves list.



Not a Shutter Hub member yet? Join here  for opportunities to promote your work online and in exhibitions, access selected opportunities, events, seminars and workshops, meet up and share photographic experiences, and become part of our growing community…


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