A Lecturer in Photography at Leeds Trinity University is showcasing her photography as part of a European pop-up exhibition taking place in the Netherlands.

White protestor in orange clothes and sungalsses.

Lecturer in Photography and professional photographer Verity Adriana is exhibiting her photographic works, Eat The Rich, in Maassluis, Netherlands, as part of an international exhibition Postcards from Great Britain organised by Shutter Hub.

Postcards from Great Britain forms part of a series of pop-up exhibitions taking place across Europe including thousands of postcard-sized images from photographers who have captured their visions of British culture. The exhibition features all genres of photography and documents different aspects of society, politics, history, and culture in Britain. Since first launching in March 2020, the exhibition has attracted visitors from across the UK and mainland Europe.

Verity’s photographic works, Eat The Rich, is taken from a larger series of protest images from around the UK during the 2000s. It was also shortlisted for Portrait of Britain with the British Journal of Photography in 2018 and published in their commemorative book with Hoxton Mini Press. Her aunt, Marina van Rijn, is hosting the pop-up exhibition from her home in Maassluis.

Verity said: “I was very happy to be included in this international pop up exhibition as I have European family and friends and feel very honoured that my image of a very British scene would be featured. Shutter Hub is a wonderful and supportive organisation and I was honoured to be included. When they were looking for more exhibition venues, I knew my Aunty Marina’s house would be ideal because it is in such an idyllic spot and she really enjoyed getting involved in the process.”

Karen Harvey, Creative Director at Shutter Hub, said: “When we developed the concept for Postcards from Great Britain we were excited about connecting with new audiences, sharing images, and creating a record of the transitional period we were going through as a nation. We launched in Haarlem at the start of March 2020, and we had no idea that this was going to be the last time for over a year that we’d be able to get together, really together, and share photography and good company.”

She added: “When many exhibitions were cancelled last year, we reached out to our community, and they reached out to theirs, to their friends and families, and all of a sudden we had a programme of pop-up exhibitions, around 20 of them, across Europe, in windows of art centres, businesses and homes. It’s been a wonderful experience, sending out exhibition packages to people, some of them strangers, and seeing how they carefully curate the selection of images in their own space.”

Postcards from Great Britain is exhibiting Verity’s work in Maassluis until Tuesday 1 June 2021. More information can be found on the Shutter Hub website.


Image © Eat The Rich Verity Adriana 

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