YOUR BODY BELONGS TO YOU: Get Inspired and Exhibit with Shutter Hub in France

© Judith Weik

With the entry deadline extended until 23 September 2021, and the exhibition planned for Spring 2022 at Festival Pil’Ours in France, we’ve been thinking about some of the images that have inspired us when thinking about the broader theme of ‘Your Body Belongs to You’. We’re sharing them below, and hope they inspire and prompt you into taking part if you can, or if not, we hope you’ll encourage someone else whose work you think belongs in this show.

In previous years we’ve shared hundreds of powerful, thoughtful and emotive images at Festival Pil’Ours, and the response has been amazing – not just from the audiences who appreciate the work, but from the people whose work we’ve exhibited.

We’re committed to developing this festival exhibition year on year, sharing more and more work, and creating more opportunities for everyone involved.

You can see images from our previous exhibitions at Festival Pil’Ours, Because we Can (2018) here, and Time to Think (2019 and 2020) here, as well as finding out more about the exhibition opportunity in this full Call for Entries.


© Anneleen Lindsay

© Clair Robins

© Zula Rabikowska

© Silvia Gentili

© Sandy Miles

© Fiona Bailey

© Aline Smithson

© Deb Leal

© Lingxue Hao

Photograph of a floor surface painted with a white graphic of a small person in a dress holding hands with a taller person in trousers

© Janet Lees

Take the notion of ‘Your Body Belongs to You’ and run with it, as broadly and as freely as you want to. No boundaries, just your best work, show us your vision of the world, share your view with the audience, put your projects out there to be seen and discussed (the only constraint is it must be suitable for family viewing).

The outdoor exhibition site is in the centre of St Gilles Croix de Vie, an area that attracts thousands of visitors day and night throughout the seasons, making the exhibition accessible to all. We’ll be following the same format that we’ve used previously (see here) and will be able to exhibit several hundred images.

The exhibition will run for three months in Spring 2022 (exact dates to be confirmed)

Each entrant can submit up to 12 images. These can be from a series or individual images. There is no upper limit to the amount of images we can exhibit at Festival Pil’Ours.

The deadline for entries has been extended and is now Thursday 23 September 2021 5pm BST

Want to take part? ENTER HERE!



Your Body Belongs to You is for all women and non-binary photographers. Why is this opportunity for women and non-binary photographers? While we pride ourselves on inclusion, Festival Pil’Ours is about women photographers, and we know from past feedback that our male readership and membership fully understand and support projects that highlight this work. If you do have any questions about this please get in touch.



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