The SUMMER SHOW at HOST is conceived as an open print fair and annual show of new works by photographers. In 2008 we received over 1,800 image entries from 38 countries. These were edited down to 170 photographs by a team of editors including: Sophie Batterbury from the Independent on Sunday, Fiona Rogers from Magnum Photos, and members of the Foto8 editorial team.

Using a democratic system of single votes the images hung in HOST gallery represent the top 170 images chosen from all entries received. Photographers selected for the exhibition were invited to submit their own print and frame to hang in HOST.

All works are for sale and 10% of all final sales will be donated by HOST to the Disasters Emergency Committee, a clearing charity for funding international humanitarian relief operations. 

A cash award of £1000 will be presented to the single entry selected as “Best in Show” by a panel of industry experts after judging on 30 July. A public vote is also being collected to name the people’s choice winner. Please vote in person in the gallery.

For further information see the Summer Show pages within this site.