List of past lectures organised by SSHoP
The Scottish Society of the History of Photography have been organising lectures on photography for almost 25 years. The longest running series has been the annual Photographer’s Lecture which takes place in Edinburgh at the Scottish National Gallery. More recently we have introduced the Annan Lecture in Glasgow and for the past two years we have also held a Summer Lecture in Edinburgh to coincide with the launch of the Summer edition of the journal.
Since 1994, SSHoP has organised an outstanding series of Annual Lectures delivered both by photographers invited to Scotland and by those resident in the country. The lecture now takes place in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.
2018 Chrystel Lebas (Scottish National Gallery, Friday 30 November, 6-7pm)
2017 Pradip Malde
2016 Peter Fraser
2015 Hellen van Meene
2014 Paul Seawright
2013 Dr Tom Hunter
2012 Peter Kennard
2011 Karen Knorr
2010 Simon Nofolk
2009 Ron O’Donnell
2008 Hannah Starkey
2007 Brian Griffin
2006 Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie
2005 Mari Mahr
2004 Jane Brettle
2003 Fay Godwin
2002 Roger Palmer
2001 Maud Sulter
2000 Robin Gillanders
1999 Zoltan Jokay
1998 William Klein
1997 Calum Colvin
1996 David Williams
1995 Patricia Macdonald
1994 Thomas Joshua Cooper
SSHoP instituted an additional series of lectures in 2006 under the title ‘The Annan Lectures’ which are given each spring in Glasgow. Currently these lectures take place at Street Level Photoworks.
2018 Louise Pearson, Curator (Photography) at the National Galleries of Scotland, explored the wealth of photographic collections in Scotland in her talk ‘Developing the Picture: Scotland’s Photography Collections’.
2016 Dr Roberta McGrath considers The Wide Margins of Photographic History, reflecting on the importance of other histories – and theories – and what it means to look at a photograph.
2015 Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery talks on a theme of ‘This much I know’ sharing the lessons a career in photography has taught her.
2014 Dr Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator talks on ‘From Glasgow to Edinburgh, by way of Los Angeles: a curatorial journey’.
2013 Dr Mike Ware presented a talk entitled ‘Cyanotype: a Blueprint for Visual Vandalism?’
2012 James Robertson, in conversation with Robin Gillanders. A talk on ‘The Word and the Image: Narrative in Fiction and Photography’
2011 John Hume talked about the unknown works photographers who worked in and for Scottish industrial firms.
2010 Joe Mulholland. A talk about his former Glasgow neighbour, the Canadian photographer Margaret Watkins
2009 Bruce Peter and Roisin Reilly. A talk about the Glasgow shipyards photographer J E K Smith.
2008 Talk on the Glasgow photographer Oscar Marzaroli.
2007 Sara Stevenson. ‘The Doctor, the Lady, and the Man who printed his own money’
2006 William Buchanan. A talk on Thomas and James Craig Annan.
2017 Janice Galloway
Author Janice Galloway delivered the summer lecture in Edinburgh on August 23 2018. The talk focused on the family habit of collecting photographs as mementos.
2017 Michel Faber