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Launch Event - Friday 22nd March, 6pm - 8pm

llluminate, Unit 20, Brightwell Barns, IP10 0BJ

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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 Studio.

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/Photographers from across the region are invited to submit their works under four categories; Landscape/Place, People & Portrait, Natural World, Alternative & Experimental.


Deadline for submissions - closed.

Three artists from each category will then be selected, by our panel of four creative judges, to feature in a special six week exhibition at Illuminate.


Meet the judges below.

What is a zine?


A zine is a small-circulation community-published work of original images.

For every artist submission and Zine purchase we will be donating to the fabulous


Meet the Judges


Mark Tamer

Experimental Photographer

"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 Ian

Landscape Photographer

Daniel is an award-winning 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, Daniel has spent many years capturing the essence of this unique and charming county, and his work is often characterised by its delicate colour, exquisite detail, and evocative composition, offering a window into the soul of this beautiful coastal landscape.


Daniel's work has recently been featured in Outdoor Photography and Amateur Photographer magazine, along with Suffolk Magazine and other local publications.

Photo credit: Beckie Egan Photography


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.

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.


Mikaela Rackham

Photographer & Educator

Mikaela Rackham is a photographic artist and educator based in Suffolk and is the owner and founder of Illuminate and the Exposure project. 

Mikaela studied Fine Art as her degree before completing an MA in photography with Falmouth University. Mikaela taught secondary school students art and photography for 8 years before opening Illuminate.  Mikaela continues to teach workshops at the studio or visits schools to teach alternative photographic processes, 

Mikaela runs her own photography business photographing portraits, weddings and newborns and often exhibits her artwork at local galleries. Mikaela's personal work focuses on the human condition and our relationship with nature.

Photo credit: Kerry Mac Photography


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: 22nd March - 3rd May 2024

Delivery of work for exhibition: Saturday 1st March 2024

Open event: Friday 22nd March - 6pm - 8pm

Collection of artwork from exhibition: Friday 3rd May at 4pm or Saturday 4th May at 10am.

Coverage:  Instagram, website, newsletter and local news.

How to Enter:



  • Landscape/Place

  • People & Portrait

  • Natural World

  • Alternative & Experimental


Open event: Please make sure you are able to attend the open event where possible, Friday 8th March, 6pm - 8pm

Entry Fee: £15 for Zine submission & £30 for Exhibition & Zine to be paid at the time of submission.

For every submission we will be donating to the fabulous ONE TREE PLANTED, click here to find out more.

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.

Zine submission

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 MARCH & APRIL 2024

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. Size policy for work/s: Artwork/photography – 100x100cm maximum (including frame). 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.

Details needed:


Please attach CLEARLY to the back of your submitted artwork/s:

  •  Your name

  •  Telephone number

  •  Title of your work/s

  •  Medium

  •  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.

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