Patrick, Edinburgh, 2015, from the Series Be, Still © Mairead Keating all rights reserved.

Be, still by Mairead Keating

In 2015 while studying photography at Edinburgh College of Art, Mairead Keating spent time an an Edinburgh youth club making portraits of the children she met there. The resulting body of work, “Be, Still” explores notios of childhood and growing up. Sophie spoke with Mairead about making the work and how the project came about. […]

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Sophie Gerrard featured in ‘209 Women’ and ‘Sixteen’

There are less than a week to catch 2 exhibitions featuring work by Sophie Gerrard this month. ‘209 Women’ at the Open Eye Liverpool and ‘Sixteen’ at Format Festival in Derby. Both exhibitions finish on the 14th April 2019. If you are in Liverpool or Derby do try and see them.   209 Women Open Eye […]

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From the series ‘The Guisers’ image © Margaret Mitchell 2018

The Guisers by Margaret Mitchell

Over three Halloweens (2015-7), Margaret Mitchell photographed children who visited her home as Guisers. Their highly individual costumes displayed not only their originality but also conveyed aspects of the inner world of the child. Sophie spoke with Margaret about the project and took a look through the newspaper that Margaret has published in time for […]

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Scottish Sweet Sixteen by Sophie Gerrard

What is it like to be sixteen now? This work began in 2014 as an exploration of the lives, hopes and dreams of 16 year olds across Scotland. At that time they had been granted a unique responsibility, for the first time in a UK political vote, 16 year olds could vote in the Scottish […]

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Why I Took This Picture by Robert Ormerod

Starting a new series is always a tentative process:  The fulfilment of an idea that may have been gathering momentum in a closet somewhere in a corner of your mind.  Will a story translate from idea form to visual reality?  Will I waste my time working on something that may lead to nothing? The night […]

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