© Brian Human

Postcards from Great Britain is a largescale project from Shutter Hub, inviting photographers to share their visions of British culture through photographic images to 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. (See the up-to-date Project Overview here).

In a significant time in European history this project sets out to document and share aspects of British culture, spanning all genres of photography, and collating images which include social, political, historical, traditional and observational responses.


The global pandemic that we are currently living through has helped to demonstrate how important social documentary is to us, just by showing us how drastically things have changed. A few months ago these images had thoroughly different meanings, but now, with our new knowledge and present thoughts, their story feels entirely disparate. How long that new way of seeing will stay with us, we don’t know, but we do know it’s worth looking, recording and sharing. So here, in the first of our Postcards from Great Britain ‘Curated Collections’ we bring you this themed feature – Socially Distant.


© Brian Human

© Rosita McKenzie

© Michel Petillo

© Krystina Stimakovits

© Matthew Dever

© Madeleine Waller

© Ian Pilbeam

Would you like your work to be part of the Postcards from Great Britain archive and future exhibitions? The Call for Entries is open until 31 December 2020 – find out more and enter here!


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



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