Karen is the creative director of Shutter Hub, the UK based photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. Dedicated to creating fair access to photography and opening up opportunities for everyone, she founded the organisation to create a supportive community for photographers and to provide a platform for the development of ideas and careers.
Karen has spoken at industry events and locations such as FOAM Museum, London Art Fair, FORMAT Festival, and the Festival of Creative Industries; curated exhibitions at London Photomonth, Cambridge University, and St Bride Foundation, to name just a few in the UK, and taken shows to Belgium, Denmark, France, Israel, Portugal, Romania and the Netherlands. She’s reviewed portfolios in the UK, Europe, the US and Israel; at Unseen Amsterdam, FORMAT International Photography Festival, Belfast Photo Festival, London Photomonth, The Photographers’ Gallery, Getty Images Gallery, Griffin Museum of Photography and the Photographic Resource Center, and more.
Karen is a consultant, curator and collaborator who works to bring innovative ideas and fundamental kindness to every project. She has won awards for photography, writing and community development. In 2019, she was named the Digital Influencer of the Year at the Holland Press Awards.
Lastly, Karen is experienced in working with museums and galleries, developing exhibition spaces, and collaborating with organisations such as The National Archive, English Heritage and Cambridge University. She also founded and co-directs the charitable organisation Toiletries Amnesty.