Shutter Hub’s Call For Entries: YEARBOOK 2021

Following last year’s success, Shutter Hub’s YEARBOOK returns with an exhibition and publication to continue to help photographers at this difficult time

Shutter Hub are pleased to announce that YEARBOOK is back for 2021 and they are inviting all photographers to get involved!

YEARBOOK was launched in 2020 as an answer to all the cancelled graduate shows, and uncertainty about when events of that size and nature would be able to resume. Shutter Hub thought about what these shows mean for those involved, and what they were missing by not having them. In many ways they echo the ethos of Shutter Hub exhibitions – group shows of work by many varied photographers, promoted to the photography world, attended by industry experts, other photographers’ networks and potential employers. They decided to do what they could to have a positive impact for everyone, and not just for graduates. It was a huge success, with photographers gaining valuable new connections, opportunities and a real sense of community – it was something special to be part of, together!

Whether you are a graduate, self-taught, graduated a really long time ago, under 30, over 30, emerging, emerged or not even sure what emerging means, this is for you. If you’re a photographer looking for a way to get more eyes on your work, Shutter Hub would like to help you reach new audiences through YEARBOOK.

Just like last year, YEARBOOK will be a group exhibition online, promoted to people working within the photography industry, with the chance to be selected for a printed publication going out to industry specialists and agencies and a series of YEARBOOK Awards. You can see last year’s exhibition here, printed publication here and the 2020 YEARBOOK Awards here.

Shutter Hub are asking for entries from anyone who would like a bit of a promotional boost, no matter your background or education. There’s no theme, but they encourage you to think of it like a graduate show – an opportunity to promote your best work. Keep in mind that due to the scale of this project they won’t be able to include full series of images from all entrants, but there will be a link from your name to your website or social media (you’ll decide), so viewers will be able to link through to see more of your work.

YEARBOOK Awards 2021

Shutter Hub are working with industry leaders to offer a series of YEARBOOK Awards:

  • BenQ YEARBOOK AWARD 2021 – One photographer will be selected by Tallie Wright, representing BenQ, to receive a BenQ SW270C professional monitor.
  • Fujifilm Original Photographic Paper YEARBOOK AWARD 2021 – One photographer will be selected by Arjen Janssen from Fujifilm Original Photographic Paper to receive their portfolio printed as a book on real photographic paper by Fujifilm.
  • Genesis Imaging YEARBOOK AWARD 2021 – One photographer will be selected by Gabrielle Brooks from Genesis Imaging to receive a £1,000 bursary to use with Genesis Imaging, redeemable against print and/or finishing services, plus a mentorship with Genesis Imaging’s Creative Director, Mark Foxwell.
  • Metro Imaging YEARBOOK AWARD 2021 – One photographer will be selected by Professor Steve Macleod from Metro Imaging to receive a twelve month mentorship, including producing a working portfolio.
  • The Modern House YEARBOOK AWARD 2021 – One photographer will be selected by Albert Hill from The Modern House to receive a mentorship session with Albert Hill and Elliot Sheppard, The Modern House’s Lead Photographer, including going on a shoot.
  • Newspaper Club YEARBOOK AWARD 2021 – One photographer will be selected by Sarah Belfort from Newspaper Club to receive a £150 printing voucher for Newspaper Club.
  • Photographic Resource Center YEARBOOK AWARD 2021 – One photographer will be selected by Jessica Burko from the Photographic Resource Center to receive a one-year membership to the Photographic Resource Center.
  • Photolucida YEARBOOK AWARD 2021 – One photographer will be selected by Audra Osborne from Photolucida to receive a virtual portfolio review and entry to Critical Mass 2022.
  • PhotoShelter YEARBOOK AWARD 2021 – One photographer will be selected to receive a PhotoShelter Pro Account
  • WSJ Photo Editor YEARBOOK AWARD 2021 – One photographer will be selected by Dan Gaba, Photo Editor at the Wall Street Journal, to receive a portfolio review.

Find out the full details on the Awards here:

Apply here:

Entries are being accepted until 22 July 2021 (5pm BST)

Pay what you can

There are no set entry fees for YEARBOOK, Shutter Hub are asking you to ‘pay what you can’. If you’re lucky enough to be in employment, or getting financial support, they hope you’ll help us support those who aren’t.

You don’t have to be a Shutter Hub member to take part, but if you’d like to find out about all the benefits of being a Shutter Hub member you can do so here:

This is your graduate show, whether you’ve just graduated, never graduated, or can’t even remember that far back!

About Shutter Hub:

Shutter Hub is a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. They provide the chance for photographers to professionally promote their work, access high quality opportunities and make new connections within the photographic community through their website, in-person meet ups and exhibitions.

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