What do Scottish photographs look like? Are they stuffed with tartan, heather and Highland cattle?
In case you’re wondering, I’m Scottish. I’m also lucky enough to work closely with an amazing collection of photographs here at the museum.
I’m looking forward to giving a talk at Impressions Gallery as part of their Feed Your Mind programme of lunchtime talks. I’ll be discussing the history of Scottish photography to complement the upcoming exhibition Beyond the Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland.
The talk will be an ideal opportunity to showcase Scottish photography from our collection.
I have to thank Impressions Gallery for asking me to give the talk in the first place, because it’s only now that I’ve started thinking about it that I realise I’ve always taken the notion of Scottish photography for granted. 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?
So, if you want to find out what a Scottish photograph truly does look like, you know what to do. Come to the talk at Impressions Gallery on 17 July 2014. I look forward to seeing you there.