Illuminate, Unit 20, Brightwell Barns, IP10 0BJ
A dedicated showcase bringing together, celebrating and showcasing the work of photographers from Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and beyond.
EXPOSURE sets out to showcase the amazing work of photographic artists from across Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and beyond by bringing everyone together in a one-off, limited-edition Zine and exhibition at Illuminate
This project was the created by me, Mikaela (that’s me in the photo); aiming to really highlight the breadth, depth and passion of local photographers.
Artists from across the region were invited to submit their works under four categories; Landscape/Place, People & Portrait, Natural World, Alternative & Experimental. Deadlines for submission closed on the 1 st April and we have now had 38 amazing entries from across East Anglia.
Three artists from each category will then be selected, by our panel of four creative judges, to feature in a special month-long exhibition at the
Illuminate Studios. Meet the judges below.
6th - 31st May 2023
Exhibition open event
5th May, 6pm - 8pm
What is a zine?
A zine is a small-circulation community-published work of original images.
Meet the Judges
Educator & Illustrator
Frankie Rose is an illustrator working in Suffolk. She originally trained in photography and has worked in education since graduating in 2009. Over the past few years she has focused her creative output into illustration and runs her own print-based and freelance business.
Frankie is currently studying for her MA in Illustration and her work focuses on being bright, positive and inclusive.
She juggles teaching at a local college, freelance projects, her online shop, arranging creative meet ups as part of After Hours Collective, studying for her MA and looking after her two small humans!
Photo credit: Emma Ratcliffe
Sarah Lucy Brown
Sarah Lucy Brown is a freelance photographer specialising in editorial, travel, events and PR. Sarah spent almost 20 years as a senior photographer for media group Archant, working for titles including the East Anglian Daily Times, Ipswich Star, Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, as well as shooting features, food and interiors for Suffolk Magazine.
Sarah has been shortlisted for a number of awards and exhibitions including the 'Times Tabasco Young Photographer of the Year ', Foto8 Summer Show , The Press Photographers Year at the National Theatre and PhotoEast.
After completing a degree in Psychology and Art History in Cambridge she studied photography at London's Central St Martins. She is also a founding member of photo collective 24photography - a project created by 24 photographers to document the first 24 hours of each New Year, for 24 years. The group started in 2004 and has exhibited across London, including the fountains of Trafalgar Square, The SS Robin in Docklands, Greenwich Park and Berkeley Square, before returning to their spiritual home of Soho Square in 2014.
Sarah's photographs regularly appear in national newspapers and magazines and she has undertaken commissions by clients including Tatler, Channel 4, BBC and Jacobs Media Group.
"Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real."
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses
Mark Tamer is an experimental photographer working with both analogue and digital mediums. Through his work he is looking to find a balance between chance and control, and between; construction and destruction, signal and noise and ultimately, life and death.
"I embrace the accidents and errors as they not only remind us how vulnerable and delicate we are, they can often show us something new. It is at the point of breakdown that the medium begins to reveal itself. Through glitches and mistakes we get to see the base elements, the very construction of the material that creates those illusions of reality, the apparatus of photography itself."
Daniel is a self-taught landscape photographer based in the beautiful coastal town of Aldeburgh in Suffolk.
Nurtured by the gift of a camera from his father at a young age, he has spent years honing his craft, endlessly captivated by the delicate nuances of light and the play of shadows that the natural world offers.
The early morning starts, the chance to witness the sunrise and the changing light, are a constant source of inspiration, allowing him to create very evocative work that offers a window into the soul of this beautiful coastal landscape.
Photo credit: Kerry McLaughlin
To value every artist/photographer and their work.
To create a safe environment to discuss and share work.
To create a space which is accessible for everyone.
(Please let us know if you are unable to enter due to finances, we can arrange a pay what you can scheme.)
To make choices which will enrich, celebrate, support and encourage the creative community.
- Terms and Conditions -
Dates of Exhibition: 5th May - 31st May 2023
Delivery of work for exhibition: Saturday 29th April 2023
Open event: Friday 5th May - 6pm - 8pm
Collection of artwork from exhibition: Thursday 1st June 2023
Coverage: Instagram, website, newsletter and local news.
How to Enter:
People & Portrait
Alternative & Experimental
BY ENTERING OUR OPEN CALL - EXPOSURE AND SUBMITTING IMAGES, YOU ARE GIVING PERMISSION FOR YOUR IMAGES TO BE PRINTED, SHARED AND USED AS PART OF ILLUMINATE PUBLISHING AND MARKETING, INCLUDING FUTURE EXPOSURE EVENTS.
Open event: Please make sure you are able to attend the open event where possible, Friday 5th May 2023, 6pm - 8pm
Entry Fee: £15 for Zine submission & £30 for Exhibition & Zine to be paid at the time of submission.
All submissions for the Zine will be featured.
Those who submit to the exhibition & zine will be featured in the zine, be featured on our website and will be put forward to the judges for the exhibition.
There are two ways you can be involved...
Exhibition & Zine submission
All artists submitting within this option will have their work considered for the exhibition.
3 artists will be selected for each category by our judges.
All submissions, whether they are selected for the exhibition or not will feature in the Zine and on our website.
All artists submitting within this option will have their work featured on our website and in our first edition of Exposure.
All ages are welcome to submit artwork, professional or amateur.
All submissions will receive 10% off workshops and events during MAY 2023
If you are chosen to exhibit:
Delivery and Collection: You must be available to deliver to and collect your artwork/s from the gallery. At the time of collection, you should collect your artwork/s ‘off the wall’. We are unable to wrap any artworks. Please take all wrappings home with you when delivering.
Please note that you are submitting artwork/s at your own risk and we are not liable for any damage that may occur during the installation of your artwork/s or during the exhibition.
Please attach CLEARLY to the back of your submitted artwork/s:
Title of your work/s
Price (if for sale) or N.F.S.(not for sale)
Please do ensure that your art work is ready to be hung.
Commission: The gallery will charge 25% commission on all works sold at the exhibition. You are not obliged to put the artwork/s you submit to the exhibition up for sale.
Sales: If your artwork/s are sold, payment will be settled at the start of June.
Personal Data: From the time you submit your artwork/s to the time you collect your artwork/s we will hold the details of your name, telephone number and signature. After the exhibition has ended we will destroy any record of these details appropriately. Your data will not be shared without your permission.
We look forward to your participation EXPOSURE.