POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN: Maassluis, 13 April – 01 June 2021

Photograph of a window displaying postcard-sized photographs, with brick wall either side, a green wooden bench in front and a potted plant to the left.

© Marina van Rijn

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 Marina van Rijn and her niece, photographer Verity Adriana, POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN has popped up in the Dutch city of Maassluis, and will be on display until 01 June 2021, on Prinsekade.


Photograph of a window displaying postcard-sized photographs, with buildings reflected in the top of the window.

© Marina van Rijn

Photograph of two windows, the one to the right displaying postcard-sized photographs, with brick wall either side, a green wooden bench in front of both windows and a potted plant and a concrete pillar in between.

© Marina van Rijn

Photograph looking out of a window displaying postcard-sized photographs, with three people looking at the images and smiling, with buildings behind them in the background.

© Marina van Rijn

Photograph showing a canal with boats (some covered in protective fabric), buildings in the distance and a brick footpath in the foreground

© Marina van Rijn




13 April – 01 June 2021

Maassluis, 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, 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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