Showcasing the best automotive photographers

We are dedicated to sharing the best automotive photography from around the world, whilst creating new opportunities and collaborations, supporting photographers, and connecting creative communities. 

Since launching in 2022 AUTO PHOTO has introduced photographers to a host of opportunities and experiences through the Awards, and amongst other things has enabled them to reach a wider audience, get published, gain motorsport accreditation, and get paid commissions.

The Top 100 photographs are printed in our collectable AUTO PHOTO photobooks each year. Published by Shutter Hub Editions, these books are distributed to influential players within the industry, stocked in some great shops including Caffeine & Machine, Shreeji News and Stills (as well as online here), and housed in several archives, including the British Library and Cambridge University.

Our exhibitions, showcasing the Top 100 and category award winners, have appeared in many locations, including Ace Café London, Caffeine & Machine, Cambridge University, and Motorsport UK HQ at Bicester Heritage.

In 2023 AUTO PHOTO reached an audience of over 1.5 million people, working with our partners to share and promote the Awards entrants, and gaining coverage in magazines including Chicane, Influx and Revolution. 

Alongside the Awards, books and exhibitions, we also collaborate with iconic automotive brands and locations, creating bespoke events and opportunities for the automotive photography community. These events have included a private tour of the Bicester Heritage site, ‘Inside the Machine’ with Caffeine & Machine, and an AUTO PHOTO-led workshop day with FIA Girls on Track and BTCC. 

The AUTO PHOTO Awards, initially judged by the Duke of Richmond (Goodwood) and Karen Harvey MBE (AUTO PHOTO and Shutter Hub), are now selected by an extended panel of expert judges from the automotive and photography industries. 

AUTO PHOTO is powered by Shutter Hub the photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide.