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 Shutter Hub member Orande Mensink and her neighbour Madeleine Hoogestegeer, POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN has popped up in the Dutch city of Bergen op Zoom, and will be on display until 24 August 2020, at Bredasestraat 14.
POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN: BERGEN OP ZOOM
06 July – 24 August 2020
4611 CG Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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!
See the full POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN Project Overview and all the exhibition locations, here.
If you know a venue in mainland Europe that would like to host an exhibition in 2021, when hopefully we’ll be able to move around again, please let us know!
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
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