Shutter Hub Editions: Solo Photobooks

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Shutter Hub Editions, our publishing house, launched in 2021, creating a series of beautiful printed publications for people who love photography to collect.

Our books are available to purchase from our online shop as well as through wonderful stockists including Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, Parallax Photographic Coop, London, Stills, Edinburgh and Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow.

Following on from the success of our themed books, which include POETRY and ROAD TRIP, we’re opening up the invitation to individual photographers to apply to be considered for their own solo book through Shutter Hub Editions.

Do you have a project that you feel would be perfect in book form, but you’re stuck on how to approach it? We’d love you to apply and see if it’s something we can work together on.

The solo books will be part of a series under the Shutter Hub Editions banner, so the design of the book will be consistent across the set, in line with the aesthetic of our existing publications.

Whether we think your submission is a match for us or not, we’ll email you to let you know within no longer than 3 months from your original submission date.

 


 

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THE BRIEF

We’re asking for entries from all photographers, no matter your background or education, but we are particularly keen to work with photographers who haven’t had the opportunity to produce their own book previously.

The solo books will be part of a series under the Shutter Hub Editions banner, so the design of he book will be consistent across the set, in line with the aesthetic of our existing publications. Please consider this when applying, as final design decisions will be at Shutter Hub’s discretion.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Please read the specification information below and enter through the form on the next page.

This is an ongoing call for entries, and applications will be reviewed regularly. We’ll email you to let you know within no longer than 3 months from your original submission date, whether we think your submission is a match for us or not.

 

FEES & ENTRY  

There is no fee to submit a proposal. If your proposal is accepted we will ask that you commit time to working with us, but final design and production will be carried out by Shutter Hub. There will be no production costs for the photographer.

We will supply 1 proof copy for sign off, and 5 copies of the completed book.

The book will be made available for sale through our website and our selected stockists. The photographer will receive 40% of the profit from all sales of their book, after all production costs and re-seller fees.

 

SPECIFICATIONS FOR ENTRIES

Please submit your written proposal as a word document, including a clear outline of your subject matter, the background of your project and who you feel your audience is.

Each photographer must submit 10 images that clearly demonstrate the style and theme of the proposed book.

Submitted images must be jpegs, 2000 pixels wide and no more than 5MB in size.

All submitted files must be named with photographer’s name and title of work. Files that are not labelled correctly may not be accepted. Correct file naming looks like this: firstname_lastname_title.jpg

Please read the Terms and Conditions for further details.

Photographers retain copyright and ownership, as always.

 

SALE OF WORK

The book will be made available for sale through our website and our selected stockists. The photographer will receive 40% of the profit from all sales of the book, after production costs and re-seller fees.

Any enquiries from interested parties with regards to print sales or commissions will be noted and passed directly to the photographers.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Shutter Hub reserves the right to display, reproduce and publish in any media any entry, without payment, for the purpose of the project and its promotion and publicity. Copyright remains with the originator and each photographer shall be deemed to warrant that they own the entire copyright in the work or that they have permission from the licensee and/or copyright owner/s for the uses and that all necessary model releases and clearances have been obtained. If relevant, insurance of the artist’s work is the responsibility of the artist. Shutter Hub reserve the right to refuse work that they deem to be inappropriate, offensive or explicit.

Please make sure you read and agree with the above information before you submit your application. By submitting your application you are agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions and the information set out above.

Shutter Hub Editions: Solo Book Proposal
Please enter your professional name in its preferred format as this will be used to credit your photograph in all uses.

Pronouns

Websites

Please include the full URL to your website(s), your profile on each site that you would like to share.

Your proposal

Maximum upload size: 2MB

Images

Each image row you add will be counted as an image - if you have a blank row, or decide you want to submit fewer images, simply click the 'remove' button on the row.

Images - Shutter Hub Editions Solo Photobooks

Maximum upload size: 10MB
Please upload 10 .jpg files that best represent the theme of your proposed book.All submitted files must be named with the photographer's name and title of work e.g. firstname_lastname_title_of_image.jpg It is important that this is correct and each is unique.

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Before submitting your form we recommend saving all your details as a Word document, along with a note of which images you submitted, for your records.

If you experience any errors while submitting your form please contact us at info@shutterhub.org.uk, including details of error messages, browser etc., so we can investigate this for you.

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