Jill Todd Photographic Award

The Jill Todd Photographic Award has been set up to promote new photography in Scotland and will stage its inaugural event at Whitespace (formerly Doggerfisher Gallery) in Edinburgh between the 2-11th November 2012. Three winners have been selected from an open submission to the JTPA, and their work will be showcased in the gallery and […]

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Lesson from the Master

It’s evening, autumn 2012, and I’m at the desk, digging back through the hard-drive of my memory, looking for an evening some thirteen years that is filed away in some dark corner. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edinburgh, 1999. Eve Arnold too. I do have memories… I also have photographs. Can I trust either? Much as I love […]

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Document Scotland- Press release

PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 23rd October 2012 PHOTOGRAPHERS LAUNCH DOCUMENT SCOTLAND Three prominent Scottish photographers are today launching Document Scotland, a new initiative which aims to promote, encourage and support documentary photography in their homeland. Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Colin McPherson and Stephen McLaren are Scots-born photographers with a passion for documentary photography. Each has been working internationally […]

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100 Weeks

“In the shade of St. Andrew’s House the press awaited the appearance of, and handshake between, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and British Prime Minister David Cameron. The cold seeped to the marrow of journalists and photographers, as the police and politician’s aides kept us all behind barriers. With little fanfare, and with the lone […]

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Paul Strand’s Hebrides: subtle, sensitive with a dash of Marxist steel

Paul Strand‘s book of Hebridean photographs, ‘Tir a’Mhurian‘, was published fifty years ago this month. In The Guardian’s Scottish Blog Fraser MacDonald, of Edinburgh university, reviews it’s relevance and the background to Strand’s project. By kind permission of Fraser MacDonald, and The Guardian we republish his article here. Paul Strand’s Hebrides: subtle, sensitive with a dash […]

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Lucknow To Lahore: Fred Bremner’s Vision of India

‘Lucknow To Lahore: Fred Bremner’s Vision of India’ is the title on a new photographic exhibition which has opened at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. Featuring 24 images by Aberdeen-born photographer Fred Bremner, and printed by Pradip Malde from the original glass negatives, the photographs show life on the very north western […]

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‘Going To The Hill’

Scottish photographer Glyn Satterley has a new book, ‘Going To The Hill, Life On The Scottish Sporting Estates’, out tomorrow. Here at Document Scotland we eagerly look forward to seeing it. The publisher describes Glyn’s new book as “a celebration of Scotland’s rich sporting heritage by internationally acclaimed photographer Glyn Satterley. This is the sequel to […]

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‘By The Glow Of The Jukebox’

In 1955 American photographer Robert Frank received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant  to travel across the United States and photograph all strata of its society. He took his family along with him for part of his series of road trips over the next two years, during which time he took 28,000 shots. Only 83 of those images were […]

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Entering ‘the zone’.

Digital Camera Magazine, in UK,  have this month (October 2012 issue) featured a 4 page interview with me and a series of images that I shot inside the nuclear exclusion zone that surrounds the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan. On March 11th 2011, late on that quiet Friday afternoon, Japan suffered a triple […]

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45 Years of Stalking

Fellow Scottish photographer Jeff Mitchell, who photographs for Getty Images photo agency, has been up to Braemar to shoot a nice set of images on deer stalking, and has covered the last hunt by Invercauld Estate’s head stalker Peter Fraser, who is retiring after 45 years of work. You can see the images, and read […]

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