2011 Annan Lecture | John Hume

Unknown Scottish Photographers: The Role of the Works Photographer

Date: Thursday March 24 at 6.00pm
Location: Mitchell Library, Glasgow G3 7DN
FREE no booking required

The photographers who worked in and for Scottish industrial firms captured the surprising grace and beauty of many products. Many of their photographs were intended as a basis for engraving so high definition was essential. To that end, photographers generally used large format glass negatives for their work with often spectacular results.

John Hume, the distinguished industrial historian, explores and illustrates this fascinating and largely unknown dimension of Scotland’s photographic heritage.