Shutter Hub Open 2018




Our OPEN exhibition is open to everyone*. Enter the OPEN and have the chance to exhibit the work that you think best promotes you and your practice. The theme is ‘Open’, and we mean that! We want to see a diverse selection of styles and subjects and bring them together in an exhibition that promotes the future of photography.

All types of subject matter and formats of photography are acceptable – from digital to analogue, and everything in-between, including alternative process, scientific, and iphoneography. We also accept other art which has been made with photography as a major component.

This is not only an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to a wider audience, but also to open up a conversation about your photography and to connect with others across the industry.

* You don’t have to be a Shutter Hub member to enter, the OPEN is open to everyone, members and non-members! Entry is £15 for Shutter Hub members / £30 for non-members.



The deadline for applications is Monday 10th September 2018

The exhibition will run from Thursday 4th October – Tuesday 9th October 2018

Private View: Thursday 4th October, 6pm – 9pm

Venue: Shop 11, Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QR

The Shutter Hub OPEN 2018 exhibition is sponsored by: Dorsett City London and Newspaper Club.





Each entrant can submit up to three images. These can be from a series or individual images.

Please read the full Specifications for Entries below.

The fee is subsidised for Shutter Hub members to take part. The conditions of entry allow exhibitors to save on print, framing and courier fees which we hope encourages wider participation in our international exhibitions.

Please keep in mind that work entered needs to be suitable for a family audience.






Members entry £15 for up to 3 entries.
Non-members £30 for up to 3 entries.

Each entrant can submit up to three works as 2MB JPEG digital files.

We will contact successful entrants to request larger files for print.

Join Shutter Hub for just £80 per year. See here for more details.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 10th September 2018

We will be in touch to inform entrants of the outcome whether they have been selected or not within 5 days of the deadline.





  • All submitted files must be named with photographers name and title of work
  • Images can be portrait or landscape format
  • Images must be able to fit within the proportions of 562mm x 365mm
  • Submit JPEG files at up to 2MB
  • CMYK or greyscale (Black and white images should be set to print greyscale)
  • No spot colours.
  • Colour profiles – You can use any generic CMYK colour profile. We will manage colour before printing, to reduce ink coverage to an acceptable level for newsprint
  • Exact colour matching is impossible – colours will look different in your printed newspaper to how they look on screen

We will contact successful entrants to request larger files for print if they are required.

Remember, newspaper printing is an industrial process designed for speed and economy. The outcomes of this printing process will be different to the usual prints, and colours on screen, that you are used to. This is part of the beauty of working in this medium! To make sure you make the most of the process, please read this printing advice on choosing the best artwork for newsprint:

We reserve the right to not display work.

Please read the Terms and Conditions for further details.





Work will not be for sale during the exhibition.
Any enquiries from viewers will be noted and passed directly to the photographers.





Shutter Hub reserves the right to display, reproduce and publish in any media any entry, without payment, for the purpose of the exhibition and its promotion and publicity. Copyright remains with the author and each exhibitor shall be deemed to warrant that they own the entire copyright in the work or that they have permission from the licensee and/or copyright owner/s for the uses and that all necessary model releases and clearances have been obtained. Insurance of the artist’s work is the responsibility of the artist. Shutter Hub and the venue reserve the right to refuse work that they deem to be inappropriate, offensive or explicit. Neither Shutter Hub nor the venue can be held responsible for the damage or loss of any of the work entered or exhibited.

Please make sure you read and agree with the above information before you submit your application. By submitting your application you are agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions and the information set out above.



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