Annan Lecture 2014 - Dr Anne Lyden

Annan Lecture 2014 – Dr Anne Lyden

The annual Annan Lecture will be held on Thursday 20 March 2014 at 6 pm, in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. Our distinguished speaker  grew up in the Glasgow area, and will be presenting her lecture  ’From Glasgow to Edinburgh, by way of Los Angeles: a curatorial journey’. Dr Anne Lyden,...
Studies in Photography 2013

Studies in Photography 2013

  The forthcoming issue of Studies in Photography highlights Blueprint 2013, the celebration of the cyanotype held earlier this year – so you will find our Annan Lecture, given by Dr Mike Ware, entitled ‘Cyanotype: a Blueprint for Visual Vandalism?’; Dr Frances Robertson’s lecture, ‘Blueprints as master plans: photomechanical reproduction,...
A special offer on membership!

A special offer on membership!

For a limited time only we are offering a Special Deal on Membership to the Scottish Society for the History of Photography. So join now and you will get the rest of this year FREE, a copy of our beautiful annual publication ‘Studies in Photography 2012′, a copy of ‘Studies...
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Dr Tom Hunter - Annual Photographer’s Lecture 2013

Dr Tom Hunter – Annual Photographer’s Lecture 2013

This year the 20th Annual Photographer’s Lecture will be  delivered by Dr Tom Hunter, who is a professor of Photography Research at the  University of the Arts London. Tom Hunter is a London-based internationally exhibited  artist. He studied at the London College of Printing, and was the first photographer to  have a one man show...
Photographers in Close-Up - Donald Stewart, FRPS

Photographers in Close-Up – Donald Stewart, FRPS

The next talk in our recently instituted series, Photographers in Close-up, will be given by Donald Stewart, FRPS. It will take place on Tuesday 29 October in the Seminar Room at Glasgow School of Art, at 6 pm. The talk will focus on Donald’s recent work documenting WWII coastal defences along the Scottish East Coast...
Visit to the Archive of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Visit to the Archive of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

A members’ visit to the Archive of  the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, has been arranged for Saturday 27 July 2013 commencing at 11.00 am. The visit is to look at the photographic collection and the Archivist, Leonie Paterson will show historic photographs of the Garden and Scottish collections as well as photographs taken in far off...
The Hornel Archive - Visit

The Hornel Archive – Visit

An upcoming talk has been arranged to visit to the photographic archive at Broughton House, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JX, on Saturday 11 May. Broughton was the home of the painter E A Hornel, and the Curator, Dr Michael McGeary, is very kindly giving us a talk on Hornel’s largely unknown photography, how it influenced his painting,...
Photographers in Close-Up – Alicia Bruce

Photographers in Close-Up – Alicia Bruce

Alicia Bruce will reflect on her ongoing photographic project about Menie, an Aberdeenshire community being ‘Trumped’ to create what was claimed would be ‘The Greatest Golf Course in the World’. Since 2010 the photographer has encountered angry security, bullying and intimidation. Photographs from the series were recently exhibited The Scottish Parliament during Scottish Environment Week...
The Annan Lecture 2013 - Cyanotype: a Blueprint for Visual Vandalism?

The Annan Lecture 2013 – Cyanotype: a Blueprint for Visual Vandalism?

The sixth of our annual Annan Lectures will be given by Dr Mike Ware at 6.00 pm on 14 February 2013, in the Jeffrey Room of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow. The Lecture will take place in conjunction with blueprint 2013, an event that aims to explore the links between alternative photographic processes, photomechanical printmaking, and reprography of line...
Photographers in Close-Up - Jenny Wicks

Photographers in Close-Up – Jenny Wicks

SSHoP has initiated an innovative approach to appreciating the work of practising photographers under the title ‘Photographers in Close-up’. This is for work that is in the process of  being undertaken and for a small group to be given an insight into what the photographer is doing. The first photographer is to be Jenny Wicks...
Annual Photographer’s Lecture 2012 - Peter Kennard

Annual Photographer’s Lecture 2012 – Peter Kennard

‘Towards @earth: 40 Years of Dispatches from an Unofficial War Artist’ Peter Kennard is an acclaimed photographic artist who abandoned painting in the 1970s in search of new forms of expression that could bring art and politics together for a wider audience. This search has resulted in the making of powerful photomontage and installation work covering major...
2012 Annan Lecture: James Robertson, in conversation with Robin Gillanders

2012 Annan Lecture: James Robertson, in conversation with Robin Gillanders

2012 Annan Lecture.  Thursday April 5 at 6.00 Jeffrey room, The Mitchell Library. Admission Free ‘The Word and the Image: Narrative in Fiction and Photography. James Robertson, in conversation with Robin Gillanders. James Robertson won the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award 2010 for his novel And the Land Lay Still in which...
Studies in Photography

Studies in Photography

The new edition of Studies in Photography is out, and features articles on Simon Norfolk, James Graham, a celebration of Eve Arnold, and contributions by Roddy Simpson, John R Hume and Nicky Bird. Simon Norfolk in conversation with Paul Lowe, Burke + Norfolk: Photographs from the War in Afghanistan John R Hume, Annual Annan Lecture,...
Photography Month in West Dunbartonshire Heritage Centres

Photography Month in West Dunbartonshire Heritage Centres

West Dunbartonshire Council in partnership with Scottish Society for the History of Photography 14th January, 11AM – 12 noon: Robert Grieves Transport Archive Tim Aymes, Scottish Motor Museum Trust, will be discussing the Scottish transport photographs from the Robert Grieves Archive and Scottish Motorsport. Dumbarton Heritage Centre, Dumbarton Library, Strathleven Place, Dumbarton, G82 1BD. Free....
Annual Photographer's Lecture: Karen Knorr

Annual Photographer’s Lecture: Karen Knorr

Genii Loci: Work in Progress Friday 28th October at 6.00pm Hawthornden Lecture Theatre National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh Free, no booking required. Karen Knorr is an internationally acclaimed photographic artist who has published widely and won numerous prestigious awards for her intelligent and beautiful images involving interior installations and constructions. Since the early 1980s her...