BOOK NOW: Shutter Hub Surgeries with Malcolm Dickson (Street Level Photoworks) June 2021

Photograph showing the interior of Street Level Photoworks gallery, with photographs displayed on the wall and an object in a display case with a blue plinth to the left. A neon sign reading 'Street Level Photoworks' can be seen in the doorway to the right, viewed from behind so as if mirrored.

© Street Level Photoworks

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 following on from his Professional Development talk on 8 June, Malcolm Dickson, Director at Street Level Photoworks will be holding Surgeries in June! You can book a video call appointment with Malcolm on Tuesday 22 June 2021.

Malcolm is interested in hearing from photographers who are exploring new work or have substantially developed bodies of work which blend experimental approaches and/or issue based themes; socially engaged; social landscape and new documentary. Impartial advice is on offer on networking opportunities and how to develop your work and connect further with it.


“I think the idea of a Surgery is a really good one. A portfolio review assumes you’ve completed a body of work or at least had some proofs printed. Sometimes we as photographers/artists have an issue that prevents us getting to this stage, so a chat with someone who has knowledge and understanding is invaluable. I certainly have some thoughts and ideas based on my chat [with Karen], and now need to set some time aside to clarify how I might achieve what we talked about.” – David Morgan-Davies


Photographic portrait of Malcolm Dickson, standing smiling with arms crossed in front of a large photographic print

© Street Level Photoworks


Malcolm is a curator, writer and organiser. He is the Director of Street Level Photoworks, a leading photography arts organisation in Scotland that provides artists and the public with a range of opportunities to make and engage with photography. He co-ordinates a programme which embraces different genres of photography which is extended through a network of local and community venues, regional art galleries, and through national and international partners.



Upcoming dates for surgeries: 

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


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.



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