TIME TO THINK: Shutter Hub Exhibition at Festival Pil’Ours, France, 01 July – 30 November 2019

© Nicola Jayne Maskrey

145 female photographers, 435 images, from across 15 different countries.

It’s Time To Think!

We’re proud to be taking this inclusive movement of female photographers to to the Fourth Edition of Festival Pil’Ours this summer. Supporting each other and promoting their own work at the same time – this is how it should be, collaboration and community are key. We’ve been given the opportunity to create the main festival exhibition this year and help deliver events that will form the basis for the festival’s progression and inspiration.

It’s not only time to think about the festival, it’s direction, and what is needed, but also an opportunity for us to reflect on the work of women in the 21st Century. We welcome the opportunity to celebrate contemporary work by female photographers from the UK, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Israel, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Brazil, United States, Canada and Australia. We’re ready!


© Anna Perger

We’re delighted to announce the selected photographers exhibiting in Time To Think are:

Mariia Abramkina, Wendy Aldiss, Olga Alexander, Jocelyn Allen, Zaklina Anderson, Laura Aubree, Patricia Belson, Heloise Bergman, Debby Besford, Kathleen Bishop, Susan Bittker, Phillipa Bloom, Eliza Bourner, Katie Bret Day, Jess Brittain, Sarah Brittain Edwards, Samantha Brown, Annika Bucceri, Tiina Burton, Chris Byrnes, Anne Campbell, Tess  Carpenter, Pamela Carr, Cath Cartman, Veronika Casarova, Julie Cassels, Debbie Castro, Chiara Ceolin, Giulia Cerocchi, Anita Chandra, Simona Ciocarlan, Kristel Collison, Tamsin Cox, Kerry Curl, Coralie Datta, Susana de Dios, Jasmine De Silva, Victoria J Dean, Paola De Giovanni, Amanda Denny, Mieke Douglas,Marysa Dowling, Amanda Eatwell, Samantha Edgley, Nettie Edwards, Sophie Ellen, Ashley Erdman, Livia Anna Fallarino, Juliet Ferguson, Sarah-Jane Field, Sylvia Fillingham, Kimi Gill, Carole Glauber, Inese Golde, Nikki Goldup, Tamsin Green, Mareike Günsche, Karen Harvey, Lydia Hansen, Pippa Healy, Katinka Herbert, Georgina Howard, Lauren Irving, Kathleen Kirchner, Austria Kovalenko, Parvathi Kumar, Claudia Leisinger, Ky Lewis, Anneleen Lindsay, Ruoxi Liu, Jayne Lloyd, Peggy MacSweeney, Dayana Sharon Marconi, Ioana Marinca, Kit Martin, Lesia Maruschak, Nicola Jayne Maskrey, Claire Maxfield, Frankie Mcallister, Loren McCarthy, Kathryn McGeary, Rosita McKenzie, Sheila McKinney, Marisol Mendez, Lisa Mitchell, Nicola Morley, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Caterina Nasini, Pupak Navabpour, Athina Neocleous, Sarah Newton, Misia-O’, Sue Oakford, Alison O’Neill, Tracey Paddison, Clare Park, Nicola Parry, Anna Perger, Ann Petruckevitch, Helena Pliotis, Becky Probert, Josie Purcell, Sirli Raitma, Tina Reid-Peršin, Jill Reidy, Claire Remmington-Wilding, Alinne Rezende, Pauline Rigby, Laurence Rivest, Ally Robinson, Emma Robinson, Jane Ross, Harriet Rutter, Rubee Samuel, Carolina Sandretto, Daphne Schnitzer, Amber Schormans, Diana Serban, Tracey Sharpe, Giulia Simonotti, Marie Smith, Sarah Smith, Maria Soroniati, Ilisa Stack, Jo Stapleton, Svetlana Talanova, Gemma Taylor, Edith Templeton, Jacqueline Thow, Gali Timen, Andrea Torrei, Helen Turnbull, Sally Tyrie, Marianne van Loo, Dineke Versluis, Jude Wall, Madeleine Waller, Christine Walter-Saxena, Louise Ward, Becky Warnock, Judith Weik, Eileen White, Christine Wilkinson, Mandy Williams, Carrie Woolsey.


© Parvathi Kumar

Festival Pil’ours is an annual international festival of photography showcasing the work of female-identifying photographers from around the world. Having participated last year with Because We Can,Because We Can, his year, Shutter Hub have been invited back to create the main festival exhibition and bring a group exhibition of female-identifying photographers’ work to St Gille Croix de Vie.

The festival exhibitions will run from 01 July – 30 November 2019.

UPDATE: The exhibition was originally due to close on 31 August, but because of the hugely positive response to the work it has been extended to 30 November 2019.


On Sunday 07 July 2019 there will be an introductory talk and presentation by Shutter Hub’s Creative Director Karen Harvey, and Project Manager Jayne Lloyd, as well as a tour of the exhibition. Join us for the exhibition presentation and unveiling of the Fourth Edition of Festival Pil’Ours, and meet the curators and festival organisers to talk about opportunities for women in photography and the future plans for the festival.


© Sarah Newton

Time To Think 

Festival Pil’ours
Saint Gilles Croix de Vie

Exhbition: 24/7, 01 July – 30 November 2019
Opening Event: Sunday 07 July 2019

The exhibition was originally due to close on 31 August, but because of the hugely positive response to the work it has been extended to 30 November 2019.

Exhibition curated by: Karen Harvey
Exhibition designed by: Tim Jukes

Time To Think is a partnership project between Shutter Hub and Festival Pil’Ours.


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