New photography display to celebrate the best of Derby

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Published on 12/04/2023 by Derbion

Keen local photographers are being encouraged to submit their favourite images of Derby and Derbyshire to form part of ‘Capture Derby’ - a new display launching in Derbion this spring.

Celebrating photographers and their pictures of Derby, local communities and Derbyshire, Derbion is offering anyone with an interest in photography, from beginner to expert, the unique opportunity to have their images on display in-centre throughout the summer.

Set to launch opposite Derby Theatre in May, ‘Capture Derby’ aims to celebrate the talent of local photographers in the region, as well as showcase iconic locations across the county. Open to anyone with an interest in photography, from beginner to professional, the centre is seeking a wide array of pictures including nature, landscape, architecture, sports and street images, to name a few.

A panel of local stakeholders and Derbion employees will select the final images, with as many photos as possible set to go on display in-centre and shared across the Derbion’s website and social media platforms.

Beth McDonald, Managing Director of Derbion, commented: “We hope that ‘Capture Derby’ will showcase some of the incredible pictures that locals have captured of our wonderful community and county over the years, and put a smile on the faces of our visitors and passers-by.

“So, whether you’ve taken a fantastic image of Derby City Centre, the stunning Peak District and Derbyshire countryside, an iconic attraction, venue, heritage site or art gallery, we’d love for you to get in touch and share your photo!”

For more information, head to To submit your photograph for consideration in ‘Capture Derby’, please send your image, a brief description of your photo and your full name to [email protected]. The deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Sunday 30th April.

How to get involved:

Derbion’s ‘Capture Derby’ callout and activity is completely free-of-charge and open to all ages and abilities.

Photographs should be sent via email to [email protected] for consideration before the deadline of 11:59pm on Sunday 30th April.

Image submissions should be submitted as a high-resolution TIFF or JPEG. Photographs should be at least 300dpi.

Please include the full name/s of the photographer in the body of the email so that we can credit them alongside their image. A short description of the image is also encouraged, no more than 30 words.

All entries chosen for display will be notified via email week commencing 1st May.

By sharing your photograph via email, you are a) confirming that you own the rights to the image and b) providing your consent for Derbion to use your image in the ‘Capture Derby’ display in-centre, as well as across Derbion’s website and social media channels.


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