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 are being held in locations across Europe, showcasing thousands of postcard-sized images. 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.
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!
Thanks to Festival Pil’ours co-director Josephine Leroux, POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN has popped up in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France and will be on display from 01 July until 30 April 2021 at Les Alizes, Boulevard de l’Égalité.
POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN: SAINT GILLES CROIX DE VIE
01 July 2020– 30 April 2021
Les Alizes, Boulevard de l’Égalité
Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France
Call for Entries (open until 31 December 2020): POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN
We are grateful for the friendships and support we are offered and want to offer this in return, so we’ve created this plan for a POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE exhibition to be shown in the UK at Cambridge University from November – December 2021. Sounds good? We hope so!
Full POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN Project Overview and all the exhibition locations: PROJECT OVERVIEW
See photos from the launch event at Haarlem’s famous Hotel Lion d’Or here: INAUGURAL EXHIBITION & PROJECT LAUNCH, HAARLEM
Read the background on the project here: EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS / PRODUCTS / ARCHIVE
POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN is supported by: FujiFilm Original Photo Paper