Cyanotype with feathers

© Naomi James

The Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21  ran from 01 September – 10 October 2021 at the Gallery Café at St. Margaret’s House in Bethnal Green, London, bringing together international photographers and promoting the future of photography through diverse and creative imagery, in a wonderful community space that has been supporting arts and wellbeing for more than a century.

Our Best in Show award was created as a fun and engaging way to involve more people in responding to photography, it’s very much about audience participation and connecting people through images, so it’s an extra-special delight to be able to announce, not one winner of the Best in Show, but four! Four! The votes were counted, and counted again, and though some amazing coincidence, and a real sense of community and democracy, the accolade of  Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21 Best in Show is shared between Naomi James, Sarah Ketelaars, Marianne van Loo, and David Morgan-Davies. Huge congratulations to you all!


© Sarah Ketelaars

© Marianne van Loo

© David Morgan Davies

The photographers who exhibited in the OPEN 20/21 are:

Wendy Aldiss, Craig Ames, Marina Antoniou, Rosie Barnes, Heloise Bergman, Svetlana Biryukova, Susan Bittker, Phillipa Bloom, Caroline Boissier, Eric Boscia, Tiina Burton, Chris Byrnes, Sarah Callow, Anne Campbell, Kate Carpenter, Cath Cartman, Hanne Castein, Linda Chapman, Kristel Collison, Mike Cookson, Yolanda Crisp, Marcel Croxson, kerry Curl, Sara Di Patrizi, Scott Dickson, Zak Dimitrov, Mieke Douglas, Ximena Echague, Juliet Ferguson, Silvia Gentili, Inese Golde, Grant Simon Rogers, Sara Hannant, Phil Harvey, Pippa Healy, James Hensby, Berto Herrera, Phil Hill, Steve Howdle, Brian Human, Ottilie Hunter, Christian Jago, Naomi James, Robin Johnston, Alex Jordan, Sarah Ketelaars, Ray Knox, Tova Krentzman, Parvathi Kumar, Ellie Laycock, Janet Lees, Sonia Levesque, Ky Lewis, Dayana Sharon Marconi, Michelle Markham, Kit Martin, Frankie Mcallister, Loren McCarthy, Sheila McKinney, Marisol Mendez, Orande Mensink, David Morgan-Davies, Nicola Morley, Michaela Nagyidaiová, Alison O’Neill, Doru Oprisan, Claudia Orsetti, Nicola Parry, Noelle Peach, Michel Petillo, Ann Petruckevitch, Michelle Piergoelam, Ian Pilbeam, Kathryn Polley, Kimberly Poppe, Josie Purcell, Maria Reaney, Daniela Rivera Antara, Laurence Rivest, Carolina Sandretto, Filipe Santos, Sigrid Schmeisser, Diana Serban, Kristina Sergeeva, Joel Snitram, Maria Spadafora, Ilisa Stack, Joanne Stapleton, Mike Sutton, Svetlana Talanova, Edith Templeton, Jacqueline Thow, Marianne van Loo, Dineke Versluis, Sander Vos, Joanna Walker, Madeleine Waller, Alexander Ward, Louise Ward, Dawn Watson, Sid White-Jones, Harry Wijsbroek, Francesca Wilkinson and Jac Williams.


If you missed the exhibition in person, you can still see some lovely photographs of the installed exhibition here. 

With huge thanks to all of the exhibitors, and visitors, and to everyone who looked, absorbed, and voted in the Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21. Until next time!


Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21 was supported by: 
Newspaper Club.



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