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Are they tartan? Or covered in 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 National Media 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 the National Photography Collection held here at the National Media Museum.
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?