From x-rays to pagodas—Scottish photography isn’t (exclusively) tartan or covered in heather.
Brian was an Associate Curator at the National Science and Media Museum until 2016.
Surely Scottish photography would be photographs by Scots, of Scots, in Scotland, wouldn’t it? But of course nothing is ever straightforward, so why should Scottish photography be any different?
As the unsettling images of the Ukraine crisis make their way to our TV screens, Brian Liddy is reminded of the first systematically photographed conflict.
Backdrops and drapery have been used for as long as photographers have been taking photographs, but one of the strangest uses was by Lewis Carroll in 1865.
Brian Liddy looks back at the Museum Exile of 1997—when all the objects in our collection (along with their curators) went on an adventure to Halifax.
Brian Liddy investigates the still life in art and photography—with its roots in the vanitas tradition, is the genre inherently morbid?