Common Ground – our new publication

We’re delighted to announce that to accompany our ‘Common Ground’ exhibition at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, we have self-published an 84-page colour publication, and one which we can offer exclusively for sale here.

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Including two photo essays from each Document Scotland member, Sophie Gerrard, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Colin McPherson and Stephen McLaren, ‘Common Ground’ takes a look at contemporary Scotland as the country stands on the verge of making a political decision which, whatever the outcome, will resonate through the ages. From the common riding festivals of the Scottish Borders, to the women farmers who work the land, a walk along the Scottish-English border or a car road trip through the streets and daily life of Scotland, this publication showcases new projects completed with assistance from Creative Scotland, for our current Street Level Photoworks exhibition.

 

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This publication also introduces work by our colleagues and friends at the Welsh photography collective A Fine Beginning – James O Jenkins, Abbie Trayler-Smith, Gawain Barnard and Jack Latham, work which can also be seen in the ‘Common Ground’ exhibition.

We are delighted to also include essays by Malcolm Dickson, curator and director at Street Level Photoworks, and Anne McNeill, director of Impressions Gallery, Bradford and curator of our ‘Beyond The Border’ show which runs at Impressions Gallery until September 27th.

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We are very proud to be able to present two photographs by Glasgow-born photojournalist Harry Benson CBE, who has graciously accepted an invite to become Document Scotland’s Honorary Patron. Stephen McLaren recently journeyed to New York to meet with Harry and his wife Gigi, and in an essay he recounts this meeting, along with the two historical photographs Harry chose for the publication from his archive.

The 84-page, A4-sized, full colour publication, which has a print run of 1,000, was designed by Cabin8Design – the same artists who beautifully designed our first two newspapers.

To purchase a copy please use the buttons below, if you have any problems just give us a shout!  It costs £10.00 GBP per copy, plus postage.

We are pleased to make this contribution to Scottish photography in this landmark year for our nation’s history, and we hope you too will enjoy the work within it.


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Many thanks indeed,

Sophie, Jeremy, Colin and Stephen.

 

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Folio reviews at ‘Common Ground’, 29th Aug.

To kick start our joining Common Ground show at Street Level Photoworks, with our friends from A Fine Beginning photo collective from Wales, we’re holding some folio review sessions on August 29th, from 2pm – 4pm.

 

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery July 2014 © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Portfolio Reviews July 2014 © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

 

One photographer from Document Scotland will join one photographer from A Fine Beginning and together we can review your folios! The 20min sessions cost £10.00, which is basically an administration charge and a way of ensuring that those who book do mean to arrive…(not always the case!).

You can see the pairings of photographers on this linked page (read a few words about them) and book your session there! We hope you can make it, we all enjoy seeing new work, and we look forward to chatting over your work or work practice with you and helping give some advice.

 

 

 

 

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Beyond The Border, in our words

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about his body of work 'Edge of an Empire', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about his body of work ‘Edge of an Empire’, which is exhibited as part of ‘Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland’ on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July – 27th September 2014. image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

 

There’s a lot going on in DocuScot House, but we wanted to post a couple of items which our great colleagues of Impressions Gallery have kindly made and posted to promote our Beyond The Border show at Impressions, which is running at the gallery until 27th September….

For some background reading, to give the viewers of a show a little idea of what makes us tick as people and photographers, we completed a Q & A prior to the show. You can now read these interviews and download the pdf here! Take a look, if you’ve any questions or thoughts then drop us a note, let us know.

The audience at Impressions Gallery, July 2014 © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

The audience at Impressions Gallery, July 2014 © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

 

And then, if that wasn’t enough, you can listen to Sophie, Colin and Jeremy talk about the work they exhibit in Beyond The Border photo show. This audio comes from the artist’s talk we did one great sunny afternoon in the gallery in Bradford, in front of a great audience.

We hope you enjoy both these resources, we hope it helps explain our work a little more, or if you haven’t yet be able to make it to the show yet, or the talk, then perhaps it’ll inspire you to make the journey to Impressions Gallery, Bradford. It’s a great gallery, with a great book shop. A highlight of any trip to Bradford!

Thanks.

 

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Common Ground – Press Release

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This important and timely exhibition showcases groundbreaking new work from some of Wales and Scotland’s contemporary photographers.

Document Scotland, formed in 2012 by Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Sophie Gerrard and Stephen McLaren, are responding to the global audience looking at Scotland at this, one of the most important times in the country’s history.

Formed in the wake of Document Scotland in 2012, the Welsh collective A Fine Beginning is made up of photographers James O Jenkins, Jack Latham, Abbie Trayler- Smith and Gawain Barnard and showcases contemporary photography being made in Wales.
“I am delighted that Street Level Photoworks will be staging this exhibition of new photography by Document Scotland. These are exciting times for the collective and for photography in Scotland and their collaboration with A Fine Beginning is a positive message that Scottish photography is relevant, informative and outward facing.” –

Malcolm Dickson, Street Level Photoworks.

Key dates:

  • Tuesday 26th August – ‘Common Ground’ launches at Street Level.
  • Thursday 28th August – preview evening 6-8pm.
  • Friday 29th August – portfolio reviews and workshops with Document Scotland, A Fine Beginning and invited guests from the photography industry.
  • Saturday 30th August – talks and publication launch.

For further information or images please contact:

Document Scotland: ColinMcPherson
colin@documentscotland.com
07831 838 717
www.documentscotland.com
@DocuScotland

A Fine Beginning: James O Jenkins
james@jamesojenkins.co.uk
07876 341 910
www.afinebeginning.com
@afinebeginning

Listings information: Common Ground: New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales
Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow
26th August – 19th October 2014
Free
www.streetlevelphotoworks.org

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Download the PDF of this press release here.

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Talks and Portfolio Reviews at Impressions Gallery

Last weekend, on an incredibly hot and sunny day in Bradford, Document Scotland took part in a busy and successful day of portfolio reviews and talks at Impressions Gallery as part of Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland.

Bradford sunshine image © Colin McPherson 2014

Bradford’s mirror pool, Centenary Square in the summer sunshine © Colin McPherson July 2014

 

Sophie, Colin and Jeremy joined the team at Impressions to talk to a number of talented and enthusiastic portfolio review attendees and look through some really interesting work.  – thank you for coming, and showing us your work. We hope it was a valuable experience for you – we really enjoyed looking at the work. There were some great discussions and we all saw some excellent work that day. Here’s some images, please stay in touch.

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Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Sophie Gerrard, July 2014.

 

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Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Sophie Gerrard, July 2014.

 

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Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Sophie Gerrard, July 2014.

 

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery July 2014 © Sophie Gerrard

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Sophie Gerrard, July 2014

 

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery July 2014 © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, July 2014

 

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery July 2014 © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, July 2014

 

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery July 2014 © Sophie Gerrard

Portfolio Reviews Impressions Gallery © Sophie Gerrard, July 2014

 

In the afternoon, each of us really enjoyed talking to the audience at Impressions about our individual projects, the subjects, the stories, our motivations and thoughts. Thank you all for coming along, for your questions, your interest and your thoughtful comments and opinions. We really appreciated it.

Jeremy started with his series Edge of an Empire, shot on and around the Antonine Wall.

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about his body of work 'Edge of an Empire', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert talks to the audience about ‘Edge of an Empire‘ © Sophie Gerrard, July 2014

 

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about his body of work 'Edge of an Empire', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Colin McPherson July 2014

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert talks to the audience about ‘Edge of an Empire‘ © Colin McPherson July 2014

 

The audience at Impressions Gallery, July 2014 © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

The audience at Impressions Gallery © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

 

Next up was Sophie talking about her work ‘Drawn To The Land’ about female farmers in Scotland and their relationship with the land.

Sophie Gerrard talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about her body of work 'Drawn To The Land: Women working the Scottish landscape', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Colin McPherson July 2014

Sophie Gerrard talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about  ‘Drawn To The Land: Women working the Scottish landscape’ image © Colin McPherson July 2014

 

Sophie Gerrard talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about her body of work 'Drawn To The Land: Women working the Scottish landscape', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert July 2014

Sophie Gerrard talks to the audience about ‘Drawn To The Land: Women working the Scottish landscape’ image © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert July 2014

 

The audience at Impressions Gallery, July 2014 © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert July 2014

The audience at Impressions Gallery © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert July 2014

 

Anne then presented Stephen’s work, ‘American Always, Scottish Forever’ introducing us to the characters at California’s Highland Games.

Anne McNeill, curator and director of Impressions Gallery,  talks to the audience about Stephen McLaren's work 'American Always Scottish Forever', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

Anne McNeill, curator and director of Impressions Gallery, talks to the audience about Stephen McLaren’s work ‘American Always Scottish Forever’, image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

 

Anne McNeill, curator and director of Impressions Gallery,  talks to the audience about Stephen McLaren's work 'American Always Scottish Forever', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

Anne McNeill, curator and director of Impressions Gallery, talks to the audience about Stephen McLaren’s work ‘American Always Scottish Forever’, image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

 

And Colin talked us through his series ‘A Fine Line‘, shot over the course of a year along the England/Scotland border.

Colin McPherson talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about his body of work 'A Fine Line', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

Colin McPherson talks to the audience about  ‘A Fine Line’,  image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

 

Colin McPherson talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about his body of work 'A Fine Line', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

Colin McPherson talks to the audience about ‘A Fine Line’, image © Sophie Gerrard July 2014

 

Colin McPherson talks to the audience at Impressions Gallery about his body of work 'A Fine Line', which is exhibited as part of 'Beyond The Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland' on show at Impressions Gallery Bradford 1st July - 27th September 2014. image © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert July 2014

Colin McPherson talks to the audience about ‘A Fine Line’, image © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert July 2014

 

We all enjoyed taking part in such a well organised and well attended day at Impressions.

For more information on talks and events at the gallery please see here

 

 

 

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