Postcards from Great Britain will launch in Haarlem on 05 March 2020 at the city’s famous Hotel Lion d’Or.

Postcards from Great Britain is a largescale project from Shutter Hub, inviting 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. (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.


We’d love you to join us and our special guests for a Gezellig evening of great photography and excellent company. Simone Sagi (Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions) will give an introductory speech on the importance of imagery as a cultural exchange. Our friends and print sponsors Fujifilm will also join us for the evening. Drinks and snacks (both Dutch and British) will be served, and there’ll be lots of time for looking, talking and networking. Please RSVP here.


It’s easy to get to Haarlem, by plane, train and ferry, and Hotel Lion d’Or is located directly opposite the central station in Haarlem. It’s a beautiful city, people say it’s a ‘mini Amsterdam’, there are lots of wonderful museums, shops and places to eat. Having stayed here several times before we can highly recommend the city and the wonderful Hotel Lion d’Or (whose slogan is ‘Contemporary comfort since 1839!’)  Hotel Lion d’Or are very kindly offering Shutter Hub guests a special price for two nights stay at the hotel, so if you’d like to make the most of the visit, here’s your chance!


When: 5-7pm, Thursday 05 March 2020
Where: Hotel Lion d’Or | Kruisweg 34-36, 2011 LC  Haarlem, The Netherlands