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Photography and the Artist’s Book: Helen Douglas in Conversation With Alex Hamilton

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Photography and the Artist’s Book: Helen Douglas in Conversation With Alex Hamilton

Studies in Photography Chair, Alexander Hamilton speaks to Helen Douglas about her approach to the artist's book.

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Chrystel Lebas in conversation with Anne Lyden

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Chrystel Lebas in conversation with Anne Lyden

Edward James Salisbury, From 1237-1249-Aviemore. Pinus silverstris [illeg]. Plate n°1245 French contemporary photographer Chrystel Lebas is best known for her landscapes. Her work is typically developed over periods of months and yeas. In this extract from the Winter 2017 edition of Studies in Photography she speaks to Anne Lyden about her most extensive project to date: the five-year engagement with the Sir Edward James Salisbury Archive at the Natural History Museum, London. First discovered as an anonymous collection in 2008, the archive consists of approximately 1400 gelatin dry plate negatives and contact prints. Through the investigative work of Lebas, it was discovered...

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Interview | Margaret Mitchell in conversation with Iain Sarjeant

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Interview | Margaret Mitchell in conversation with Iain Sarjeant

©Iain Sarjeant | Drumochter, Highlands – 17/03/2013 Iain Sarjeant is a photographer based in the Scottish Highlands. Margaret Mitchell recently caught up with him to talk about his work from his ongoing series Out of the Ordinary as well as his publishing and curating activities. M.M. Can we start by you telling us a bit about your practice and what draws you to the subjects you photograph. I.S. My interest has always been in landscape or ‘place’ in the widest sense, and how people interact with their surroundings. This can be anything from remote communities in the Highlands to the centre of major cities. But...

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Interview | Antonia Laurence-Allen in conversation with Wendy McMurdo

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Interview | Antonia Laurence-Allen in conversation with Wendy McMurdo

Girl with Bears, Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1999 // ©Wendy McMurdo ALA: You trained as a painter; do you still consider yourself a painter to some extent? WMcM: I think that my early training – essentially five years spent looking closely at historical painting, modernist and then post-modernist practice – really taught me how to both understand and construct an image. It wasn’t until much later, however – when I discovered the potential of photography – I really felt I had found the right tools to explore the themes that interested me. I began to work with photographs when it was...

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INTERVIEW: Brittonie Fletcher on the ACTINIC Festival

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Alternative Photography Scotland (APS) staged its first festival this year. As part of the IPS Season of Photography 2015 and UNESCO World Heritage Year of Light, ACTINIC presented an exciting mix of photographic artists, each using analogue processes to develop a highly individual language for making sense of the world – whether by crafting visual metaphors of it or by documenting it. SSHoP is featuring photo-essays by a selection of the artists included in ACTINIC: Takashi Arai, whose daguerreotypes, shown at Stills, record his encounters with the survivors, and surviving landscapes, of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear incident; S. Gayle Stevens’ wet collodion prints depicting dead bees...

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