Image of a green apple on a white table cloth to the right, a wooden chair back to the left, and the word 'POETRY' in the centre

© Sid White-Jones

Having had an extremely busy end to a very strange year we realise that we might have been a bit ambitious with our original deadline for POETRY, so we’ve decided to extend it to Thursday 18 February. We hope that gives you time to explore the theme a bit more, and get involved in the first edition of Shutter Hub Editions, our new publishing house, that we’re really excited about. Shutter Hub Editions will be creating a collection of beautiful printed publications, featuring themed and solo books for people who love photography to collect.


We’re inviting you to be a part of our first edition, which we want to fill with your images around the theme of POETRY.

While we’re not asking for actual written poems, we’d like you to think about things you see that are comparable to poems – images that express your feelings and ideas. We’ve all had so much to process, adapt to and take action on in recent months – we’d like this to be an opportunity for you to concentrate on work that gives you some respite, salve for your eyes and mind. We want to bring photographers together in print to present a publication that people can hold in their hands and spend time delving into for a moment of calm escapism.

We want to explore POETRY in all its connotations and bring them together in beautiful printed pages.

What does POETRY mean to you?


We’re supporting this publication ourselves so that we can offer this opportunity at no cost to the photographers unless they wish to make a contribution. All we ask is that you send us your best work so we can make a significant publication to be pored over and treasured forever!

This will be a gorgeous book in its own right, but we also intend it to be a showcase for the photographers involved. We will promote it heavily across our networks, make it available to purchase in a variety of locations as well as directly from our online shop, and we will create a page on our website to allow people to connect directly with the photographers that are featured in the publication as we did with YEARBOOK.


100 images will be selected for inclusion in the book. You can enter single images or a short series of images, up to 6 images can be entered per photographer.

The publication will be perfect bound, portrait orientation 140gsm matte paper at 148 x 210mm with a 350gsm cover. The design, layout and editorial decisions will be at our discretion.

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.


Want to take part? ENTER HERE!


Deadline for entries: 18 February 2021 (5pm GMT)


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