History making

A week, as the old saying goes, is a long time in politics. But how do we measure 18 years? On another of many historic days in modern Scottish politics, the government of our devolved parliament today launches its White Paper, setting out a prospectus for an independent Scotland. Spool back almost exactly 18 years […]

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All That Remains

At a recent photography show opening in Street Level Gallery, Glasgow, I bumped into Donna Maria Kelly and she told me of her work photographing, as personal mementos, her father’s belongings in the hours after he had died. It was an interesting story and encouraging to hear that Donna, a recent photography course graduate, had […]

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A’ Fàgail na Dachaigh: Leaving Home

Ian Paterson and John Maher are two photographers who found themselves covering the same subject matter in the Hebrides and decided it would be best to join forces and present their work as a joint exhibition and potential book. Document Scotland, a great believer in photographers finding common cause and pooling resources, wanted to find […]

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Shipwrecked in Govan

We’ve been here before! Seeing all the images this week in the media from the Govan shipyard in Glasgow, reminded me of the last time the yard was in crisis and under threat of closure and redundancies. On 14th April 1999, I was dispatched along with reporter Jack O’Sullivan by the Independent to get over […]

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Paper trail to Brighton

This weekend sees our friends at Miniclick staging an event in Brighton which is aimed at showcasing the very best of contemporary photography publications – and Document Scotland’s acclaimed DOC002 newspaper will be on sale at the event. The one-day event, part of the Brighton Photo Fringe is billed as the first-ever Miniclick Paper Fair […]

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