Studies in Photography
Contact Sheet, Feb 2023 edition
Scottish Photographers Contact Sheet
You can view the February edition of Contact Sheet here.
Visit the Studies in Photography website, and you will now find Contact Sheet! The team at Studies works heroically to promote both the history of Scottish Photography and Scottish contemporary photography through their publications and events. However, its membership is small (less than half the circulation of Contact Sheet), and its finances often precarious. If you are not a member of Studies, consider joining. If you are reluctant to join because you don’t like some aspect of their products, let them know. They are keen to receive feedback from existing and prospective members through email@example.com.
Since the last Contact Sheet I’ve had a busy month consuming photography. Having previously viewed FUTUREPROOF 2022 at Stills, for the first time since Covid, I travelled to Glasgow to view the Street Level Photoworks component of FUTUREPROOF, and enjoyed the in-person artist talks. Later in the month, I combined skiing on Carngorm with a visit to Inverness for the a Northern Cell meeting at Eden Court. There, I took in the RPS Scotland Members Exhibition, where Douglas Thompson’s prints stood out, and I also visited Matt Sillars’s excellent Duntelchaig show. The three exhibitions at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre continue to delight, and I’ve made repeated visits. I also attended the related Photography and Memory Symposium hosted by Napier University. The highlights for me were: Jenny Brownrigg – Glean; Michael Schoefield - Coastal Erosion, War Ruins; Sophie Gerrard - Drawn to the Land; Emile Shemilt - South Georgia -Whaling; Sarah M Lepson - Posthumous Photographs of Children; Ron O'Donnell - Old Edinburgh: New Ideas; and Norman McBeath - Box Rooms and Dark Rooms.
Edinburgh Photographic Society continued their series of high quality talks with Patricia Macdonald Telling Overstories- The work of the Aerographica Partnership.
David Buchanan, February, 2023