CALL FOR ENTRIES: Postcards from Great Britain – FOOD

© Gareth Surgey

Postcards from Great Britain is a large-scale project from Shutter Hub which invites photographers to share their visions of British culture through photographic images and create conversations and exchange. Pop-up exhibitions will be held in locations across Europe, with related events, showcasing thousands of postcard-sized images. Every image submitted to Postcards from Great Britain will be collated into a digital and print catalogue, to be housed in libraries and archives around the world, and 100 images will be selected for a collectable postcard set.

We’ve lined up some exciting and varied locations across Europe, and we can’t wait to share them with you. We’ll be tailoring the exhibitions to each venue and sharing as many images as possible.

We’re keen to explore lots of different aspects of British culture so in addition to the open call we’re holding a series of themed calls – in this, our first focused call for entries, we’re looking images that relate to Food.

We’d like to share your images of how you see food in Great Britain – what we eat, where we eat, how we eat, and who we eat with!

From the traditional fish and chips, full English breakfast, afternoon tea (scones with cream or jam first?) or Ploughman’s lunch, to the Korma, kebabs and all you can eat Chinese, as well as the quirky details – jellied eels, cucumber sandwiches, crispy seaweed, and Irn Bru!

Family get-togethers, TV meals, party foods and snacks, banquets and buffets – from silver service to discarded takeaways, if you’ve seen it, please share it!

We’d love to see some regional specialities represented (e.g. Yorkshire puddings, Bakewell tarts, Welsh cakes, Bath buns, Cromer crab, Whitstable oysters, Cornish pasties, Lancashire hotpot, Manchester tart, Edinburgh Rock, Newcastle brown ale) and also the places where they are enjoyed – pie shops, quaint cafes, cool coffee shops, curry houses, pop-up restaurants, old school pubs, around the table in a family home.

And we’re really very open to your interpretation of the theme – the above is just food for thought, literally!




The deadline for entries for this focused ‘Food’ call is Thursday 06 February 2020.

You can enter any image, any theme, for Postcards from Great Britain. Final entries close 31 December 2020.

Postcards from Great Britain is supported by:
FujiFilm Original Photo Paper


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