Louise Pearson is Curator (Photography) at the National Galleries of Scotland. She helps to care for and promote Scotland’s national collection of photography which contains over 40,000 images dating from the 1840s to the present day.

Louise studied Art History and Museum Studies at the University of St Andrews before working for Royal Collection Trust and the National Library of Scotland. She was the co-curator of the 2017 exhibition Shadows of War: Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea.

Wendy Law studied History of Art at UCL, and Museum Studies, Manchester.  She worked in commercial galleries and for the Museums & Galleries Commission, London, before joining the Scottish Arts Council as Collections Curator. She set up the National Collecting Scheme Scotland, Own Art Scotland and ran the Artist Grant Programmes.

Setting up Wendy Law Art in 2007, a specialist visual arts service, she has delivered projects for Arts Council England, BBC Scotland, NHS Lothian Collections, Coventry Cathedral, and Birmingham City University as Director of Turning Point West Midlands (2010-16). She works with artists and arts schools and is currently co-curator for a project, on the board of three arts organisations, and writes a blog

Alexander Hamilton has, for over three decades,  worked in the field of art and ecology. His principal medium is the photogram, and his images have been shown in major group and solo exhibitions across the UK and around the world.

He has received awards from the Leverhume Trust, the British Council, and others. Since 2010 he has worked on a programme of public commissions for clinical institutions such as the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow. His latest project is to create Multi-Sensory Spaces, which will open at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences in 2018.

Pete Moore has worked in nature conservation for over thirty years, beginning on St Kilda in the Western Isles and since 1986, extensively in The Cairngorms. In the mid 1990s, he began several long term documentary projects based particularly on the work of Scottish photographer, Robert Moyes Adam, exploring changes to the countryside of Scotland. In 2005, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to further develop these studies and is now completing a PhD thesis (2015 submission) titled Repeats, Returns and Rephotography.

His on-going research interests lie particularly in tourist-related photography and the exploration of time and change through repetition. In SSHoP his role is to coordinate and support the expansion of the membership.

Rachel Nordstrom is the Photographic Collection Manager at the Special Collection Division of the University of St Andrews Library. In addition to looking after the physical preservation of nearly a million photographs she assists students, academics, researchers and the general public gain access to the collection of both historic and contemporary material.

She has a keen interest in 19th century photographic materials and processes and previously managed the Historic Process workshop as the Fox Talbot Museum. Formally trained in the field of museums and cultural heritage preservation, she has also worked in Kosovo lending assistance to the redevelopment of their heritage infrastructure and networks.

Robin Gillanders is an Edinburgh based photographic artist. He taught History at the Royal High School in Edinburgh for seven years until 1983, and then worked commercially from a studio in central Edinburgh. After a period teaching part time, he began teaching Photography full time at Edinburgh Napier University in 1988, and became Reader in 2004.

Robin left teaching in September 2012. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Edinburgh Napier in October 2014. He has exhibited frequently in Scotland and internationally in France, Spain, Poland, Norway and USA. His work has been in several publications and he has published four solo books with the National Galleries of Scotland, Birlinn and David & Charles.

Matt Sillars has been a lecturer in Photography at Inverness College UHI for nearly thirty years and has designed and delivered many practical and theoretical courses in photography as well as developing outreach teaching throughout the Highlands. He also hosts the Northern Group portfolio meetings of Scottish Photographers, which encourages and supports Independent Photography.

He is passionate about photography and has a long-standing interest in its history, from both a Scottish and an International Perspective. Within SSHoP, his remit is to help bring events to the Highlands and Islands through the use of technology in conjunction with the University of the Highlands and Islands.