12.11.13 – Document Scotland presents…. Portrait Salon

What is a portrait? A person, a look, a gaze, a moment, a superficial facade or a glimpse of raw honesty, something beautiful, something shocking. It can be all these things and more….

Document Scotland are delighted to team up with our good friends Portrait Salon to host the launch event of Portrait Salon 2013 at the ever welcoming Stills Gallery in Edinburgh on Tuesday the 12th November from 6:30pm. Please join us for an entertaining evening of photography, beers and good conversation. At some point during the evening there will also be a live link up to the several simultaneous Portrait Salon events being held all over the UK in London, Leeds, Brighton and Cardiff.

Document Scotland presents... Portrait Salon image

Portrait Salon is a form of Salon des Refusés – an exhibition of works rejected from a juried art show – which has a long tradition as a fringe way of showcasing artists’ work that may otherwise go unseen. Devised by Carole Evans and James O Jenkins, Portrait Salon aims to show the best of the unselected entries from the annual National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize. We figure that, out of the 6000+ rejected entries, there are excellent portraits which deserve to be seen.

This year’s panel of judges selecting the best of the rejected images were: Harry Hardie from HERE Press, photographer Abbie Trayler-Smith, and Jim Stephenson, co-founder of Miniclick Talks in Brighton. It’s bound to be a good show.

Both the Document Scotland Seeing Ourselves newspaper will be for sale as will the new Portrait Salon newspaper. Beyond Words  specialist retailer of photographic books, will also be joining us.

We’d love to see you there. Please follow this link to BOOK your place.

 

 

 

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‘Seeing Ourselves’ newspaper

Document Scotland are delighted to announce that to coincide with our first collaborative group exhibition, ‘Seeing Ourselves’, we’ve published a newspaper showcasing the fine documentary photography work from the show. A certain amount of the papers will be available for free at the gallery and exhibition, to thank you for making the effort to come along and see the show, but for those of you unable to travel to Fife for the show, the paper can be bought via this page for a nominal fee.

Document Scotland’s ‘DOC002, Seeing Ourselves’ newspaper.

 

The work on show, and in the newspaper, will feature photography by the four founding members of Document Scotland (Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Colin McPherson, Stephen McLaren and Sophie Gerrard), along with work by six contemporary photographers working in Scotland – Radek Nowacki, Jenny Wicks, Martin Hunter, Giulietta Verdon-Roe, Sarah Amy Fishlock and Robert Ormerod.

 

Document Scotland’s ‘DOC002, Seeing Ourselves’ newspaper.

 

Document Scotland’s ‘DOC002, Seeing Ourselves’ newspaper.

 

‘Seeing Ourselves’ aims to hold a mirror up to life in Scotland today and reflect some of the social, political, environmental and economic issues facing the country at this pivotal time in our shared history.

 

Document Scotland’s ‘DOC002, Seeing Ourselves’ newspaper.

 

Document Scotland’s ‘DOC002, Seeing Ourselves’ newspaper.

 

Document Scotland’s ‘DOC002, Seeing Ourselves’ newspaper.

Document Scotland’s ‘DOC002, Seeing Ourselves’ newspaper.

 

Document Scotland’s ‘DOC002, Seeing Ourselves’ newspaper.

 

The newspaper is printed in full colour, over 24 pages, and features a double page spread of images by each of the 10 photographers involved in the exhibition, there is also an editorial essay by Docment Scotland.

Document Scotland is a not for profit registered company, and all proceeds of the sale go back into financing this website, and helping fund furthers shows and publications. Many thanks for your interest and support, we greatly appreciate it.

‘Seeing Ourselves’ will open at FOTOSPACE Gallery, Fife on June 3 until July 30th, 2013. The show has been curated by Document Scotland, in association with Colin Cavers of the Fife Photo Group.


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DOC001 newspaper

Document Scotland newspaper. Available now to purchase.

Document Scotland newspaper DOC001 released January 2013 limited edition – NOW SOLD OUT

 

We’ve decided to showcase some of our many projects and work in a new Document Scotland publication, a 16 page colour newspaper, with the catchy title of DOC001. Primarily designed and published for our own use, we’re so happy with the look of it that we thought we’d also offer them to the readers of the site.

Comprising of four photo essays, ‘SNAW’ by Stephen McLaren, ‘The DUNES’ by Sophie Gerrard, ‘Catching The Tide’ by Colin McPherson and on the sports pages at the back Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert’s ‘Life In The 3rd’. Each photostory is accompanied by writing from the photographer. But if the pictures are not enough for you, then there is also an essay ‘Focusing on the Flux’ by author and journalist Allan Brown. All pages were designed courtesy of Cabin8Design.

 

Document Scotland newspaper. Available now to purchase from the Publications page.

Stephen McLaren – ‘Snaw’

 

Document Scotland newspaper. Available now to purchase from the Publications page.

Colin McPherson – ‘Caught in Time’

 

Document Scotland newspaper. Available now to purchase from the Publications page.

Sophie Gerrard – ‘The Dunes’

 

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Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert – ‘Life In The 3rd’

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We would love to be able to give away free the newspaper to all those who are interested, but we thought we’d ask for a small cover price. Many of you may have enjoyed the photo essays Document Scotland have published on the site, enjoyed the articles we’ve sourced, the writing we’ve done, and by purchasing a copy of the paper it helps fund the site for another year, helps keep it all going.

***PRINT EDITION IS NOW SOLD OUT VIA THIS ONLINE PAGE***

Whilst we have run out of print copies to sell, there are still copies held and on sale at White Cloth Gallery, Leeds; Street Level Gallery, Glasgow; Good Press Gallery, Glasgow; Impressions Gallery, Bradford; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

Many thanks indeed,

the Document Scotland team.

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