Committee

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 2017.

www.alexanderhamilton.co.uk

Anne Lyden is International Photography Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh where she is responsible for a collection of almost 40,000 photographs. Prior to joining NGS, Annie was associate curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

She has curated numerous exhibitions, including the work of Hill and Adamson, Frederick H. Evans, and Paul Strand. She is the author of several books including, Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel and Perception (2003), The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans (2010) and most recently, A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography (2014).

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.

www.petermoorephotos.co.uk

Margaret Mitchell is a photographer based in Glasgow. As well as exhibitions, residencies and private commission, she previously delivered photography courses within further and higher education for over 10 years and had extensive involvement in disability and community arts.

Her current practice spans commissions, exhibiting, curating, and teaching. She has exhibited widely including as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (2014) at the National Portrait Gallery and at the European Parliament. She currently lives and works in Glasgow.

www.margaretmitchell.co.uk

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.

www.robingillanders.com

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.

Kirke Kook is currently reading for a part-time postgraduate degree in the History of Photography at the University of St Andrews, and working as an Assistant Curator at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline. She has previously worked for the National Museum of Scotland, Historic Scotland and The Scottish Parliament.

Her main research interest is the construction of national, regional and gender identities in Scotland, especially in non-canonical photography and decorative arts.  She was keen to join SSHoP Committee in order to help to introduce its activities and resources to both geographically and demographically wider audiences.