GOOD NEWS: (Autumn 2016)

We're back, with a big bunch of great news from our wonderful Shutter Hub members and partners. Read on… get involved, be inspired, smile with us, send us your good news too!


So first things first…  GIRL TOWN! Shutter Hub and the Old Girl's Club launched GIRL TOWN at London Photomonth, and errr… wow! We knew it would be good, but we did not expect it to be epic! Yes, we're bringing out the big-guns, going all out and saying – it was totally EPIC! Thank you to everyone who made it so.

You can see all of the photos, read the full report, and see how we made it to the top of Whitechapel Gallery's recommended Top 5 exhibitions to see this month, and see what international destination we've been invited to talk GIRL TOWN to next, over here. 

You can see the exhibition every day until 1st November, you can also join us for the Jane Bown talk and panel discussion, come along to see some photography film screenings, or hang out with us at our London Meet Up at St Margarets House in Bethnal Green on Thursday 20th October. Again, all the info is over here, and you really need to RSVP to

(Image above: © Jayne Lloyd)

Also exhibiting at London Photomonth are Shutter Hub members Amanda Eatwell and Kathryn Geels, in three separate exhibitions. Amanda is showing two projects, in a solo exhibition at The Gallery at Republic, Capstan House, 2 Clove Crescent, E14 2BE  – Downtime, a portrait-project that considers the relationship between what people do as a profession and what they do in their spare time, and Hanami, a collection of images shot in Japan, of people celebrating the arrival of the cherry blossom, which will both be on show from the 16th -21st November. 

(Image above: © Amanda Eatwell)


Kathryn Geels contributions to Photomonth come in the form of a solo show, and a group exhibition. The Transaction, at Canvas Cafe, 42 Hanbury Street, E1 5JL from the 30th October – 13th November, is about people in India whose work is integrated into public spaces. Kathryn says that she 'tasked herself with one job: to get them to smile, bearing teeth, for the camera. Something most Indians avoid. The transaction, therefore, is about the subjects and their consumers as much as with the photographer.' 

Her second, group exhibition, is Central 24/7, a collective exhibition at The Morgan Arms, 43 Morgan Street, E3 5AA from the 5th – 27th November, showcasing work by London Independent Photography's Shoreditch group as they documented life, work and play on London's long-awaited night tube service.

(Image above: Kathryn Geels) 



Shutter Hub member Sian Davey has been adding to her list of awesome accolades lately. We were incredibly excited to hear that her book Looking for Alice (published by Trolley Books) has been shortlisted for the 2016 Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation Photobook Award. You can see the full shortlist here.

Sian also featured on The Washington Post with a beautiful selection of images, and a beautifully personal and open insight into her relationship with photography, and Alice. You can read the full feature here.

(Image above: © Sian Davey)


Nicola Jayne Maskrey, who is currently exhibiting with other Shutter Hub members in our BRIGHT exhibition in Leeds, has also been showing work (including the above: Adventures in a Suburban Garden) at the Berlin Foto Biennale and 4th Fine Art and Documentary Photography Biennale this autumn.

Earlier this year Nicola received honourable mentions in 4 categories in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, part of the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. It was through the recognition in this award that her work was discovered by the organisers of the Fine Art and Documentary Photography Biennale and she was invited to Berlin. Another great example of why you it’s important to get your work out there!

(Image above: Nicola Jayne Maskrey)


Also exhibiting in Berlin as part of the European Month of Photography is Shutter Hub member Marcelo Fiuza in the exhibition Longing for Landscape – Photography in the Anthropocene which we featured in our 8 Great Photography Exhibitions to see October/November 2016. 

(Image above: © Marcelo Fiuza)

Two more super proactive Shutter Hub members, Sheila McKinney and Ky Lewis have been exhibiting state-side at the 2016 Somerville Toy Camera Festival. You can see the full list of select artists and their work here, and read our recent interview with Ky Lewis here.

(Image above: © Sheila McKinney)


Ed Thompson was commissioned by Photomonth alongside Alina Kisina and Heather McDonough to create new work for the exhibition, The Disinherited, curated by Maggie Pinhorn, Director of Photomonth East London and launched as part of the Photomonth Opening Party at The Printspace. Each photographer has chosen a subject of social significance – the landscape of abandoned objects in a French refugee camp, a creative school for blind/partially sighted children in Kiev, and a story of homelessness in London.

Shutter Hub member Ed Thompson chose to write a visual essay on homelessness, ‘Big Red’ is the story of Stuart whose circumstances led him to turn his back on the streets of London living, in favour of a nomadic existence, in his Big Red van. Ed embedded himself with Stuart to capture his uncomfortable but optimistic life. 

(Image above: © Ed Thompson) 

Shutter Hub members Sahil LodhaPhoebe Kiely and Anneleen Lindsay were selected to exhibit in the BJP'S Portrait of Britain
 exhibition which ran throughout September across JCDecaux’s digital network of screens in railway stations and shopping centres in the UK. The groundbreaking nationwide exhibition showing the face of modern Britain is apparently the biggest public art photography exhibition there's ever been in the UK. The exhibition was covered in Time Out, The Indy, and Dazed, to name just a few

(Image above: Sahil Lodha)

Aside from her involvement with Portrait of Britain, Anneleen Lindsay has been seeing a lot of success through her image of Puck, which was a winner in the 'Shakespeare Lives in Photography' competition last summer. Not only has the image has been used to promote the programme of events that the British Council is running around the world throughout 2016 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, but just before the launch the British Council also commissioned Anneleen to create images that were contemporary interpretations of Romeo & Juliet and Antony & Cleopatra. These were given as exclusive images to the London Evening Standard and published in print. They then went on to be used to promote the Shakespeare Lives programme and all three have been used on large banners in loads of different countries, in art exhibitions in Vietnam, Russia and London, in print magazine articles in Italy and Spain and extensively on social media and in online magazine articles.

The image above shows the exhibition of Anneleen's work in Hanoi Creative City, Vietnam. 

And that’s another reminder that we should all enter competitions! (Check out our opportunities section for ones relevant to you.)

Want more good news?

Alexandra Lethbridge’s book 'The Meteorite Hunter' has been selected for The RPS Photobook Show by selectors David Campany, Dewi Lewis and Lucy Moore, amongst some other fantastic books.

– The winners for Renaissance Photography Prize 2016 have now been announced. You can see the selected entries here.

– Shutter Hub member Heather Agyepong
 has been interviewed by i-D and Buzzfeed for a recent exhibition she was in about black women and mental health. (Click on the links for full articles).

–  Congratulations to photographers Kovi Konowiecki, Claudio Rasano and Joni Sternbach, who have all been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016. The prize-winning photographs were chosen from 4,303 submissions entered by 1,842 photographers from 61 different countries. See the shortlist here.

– Shutter Hub gave an award, and peer portfolio reviews, at PHOTOMASTERS, the Photomasters MA photography show in London. 

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