EXHIBITION: POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN at Cambridge University, 12 Jan – 25 Feb 2022

Graphic with an ornate floral patterned teacup and saucer filled with black coffee and the text 'POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN' in white to the left.

On 12 January 2022 POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE will open at Cambridge University, showcasing several hundred photographic images from across the continent. Supporting this exhibition will be a selection of around 200 images from POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN

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

POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN is a large-scale project from Shutter Hub, which invited photographers to share their visions of British culture through photographic images and create conversations and exchange. Pop-up exhibitions were held in 19 separate locations across Europe, showcasing thousands of postcard-sized images, and this exhibition at Cambridge University will be the 20th and final exhibition in the series.

Every image submitted to POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN has been collated as an archival catalogue, to be housed in libraries and archives around the world, including The British Library, Cambridge University Library, and Victoria and Albert Museum, amongst others.  A full list of the POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN exhibitions can be found here, including a list of the archive locations.


© Becky Mursell

© Amanda Eatwell

© Philippa James

POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN launched in Haarlem on 05 March 2020 at the city’s famous Hotel Lion d’Or. Guests came from across the UK and mainland Europe, from the British Embassy, FujiFilm, Foam, Amsterdam Partners, Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions and the Dutch press. So many of our photographer friends joined us, it couldn’t have been any better; the sense of community was massive! Then COVID-19 came along and stopped us all in our tracks. Our friends were all on lockdown in different countries and different towns, isolation encouraged us to find new ways of sharing these postcards across Europe. We asked friends in mainland Europe to host pop-up postcard exhibitions, and share some great photography with people in unexpected places – and they said yes! As a reaction this generosity, POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE was created as a call for response and collaboration.

The selected photographers exhibiting in POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN at Cambridge University are:

Adele Mary Reed, Alessandra Bucci, Alexander Ward, Amanda Eatwell, Amy Witney Scholes, Anita Chandra, Anita Staff, Ann Petruckevitch, Anne Campbell, Ashley Erdman, Becky Mursell, Brian Human, Chanel Irvine, Christian de Sousa, Constance Brinkley, Coralie Datta, Daniel Simon, Debbie Naylor, Debby Besford, Edith Templeton, Elizabeth Brown, Ellie Laycock, Eric Boscia, Eva Marschan-Hayes, Filipe Santos, Frankie McAllister, Gareth Surgey, Gemma Taylor, Gerard Francis, Heloise Bergman, Ian Pilbeam, Jacqueline Ennis-Cole, Janet Lees, Jayne Lloyd, Jill Reidy, Jo Grant, Julie Cassels, Juliet Ferguson, Justin Carey, Justine Richie, Kat Young, Kathleen Kirchner, Kathryn McGeary, Kenneth Gray, Kristel Collison, Krystina Stimakovits, Laura Ward, Lesley Peatfield, Loren McCarthy, Madeleine Waller, Madeline Reid, Marianne van Loo, Marie Smith, Mark Hobbs, Martin Skraban, Martina Jones, Marysia Lachowicz, Matthew Dever, Michel Petillo, Michelle Markham, Mike Cookson, Monica Glerean, Naomi James, Natalia Gonzalez Acosta, Nicola Parry, Nikki Goldup, Orande Mensink, Parvathi Kumar, Paulina Korobkiewicz, Phil Hill, Philippa James, Phillipa Bloom, Pippa Healy, Ray Knox, Richard Alton, Richard Greswell, Roger Coulam, Rosie Barnes, Rosita McKenzie, Sally Brodie, Sara Hannant, Shiela McKinney, Siobhan Callanan, Sophie Skinner, Stephanie Wass, Sue Oakford, Susan Bittker, Svetlana Talanova, Tessa Sinclair, Tiina Burton, Tommaso Carrara, Tracey Sharpe, Wendy Aldiss.


© Mike Cookson

© Loren McCarthy

This selection of images from POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN will be showcased alongside the POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE exhibition.

We’ve teamed up with Newspaper Club to produce this exhibition and we’re really grateful for their ongoing support, and that of Cambridge University’s Art at the ARB, we couldn’t do this without them.

Visit the POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN Project Overview page for a list of related Exhibitions, Events, Archives and more.




12 January – 25 February 2022

Art at the ARB, University of Cambridge,
Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road,
Cambridge CB3 9DT

9am – 7pm, Monday – Friday. Closed weekends.


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