In Focus: Scottish Photography

City Art Centre

7 July 2018 – 12 May 2019

Examining the central role Scotland has played in the history of fine art photography since the mid-19th century.

David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, Unknown Woman, c.1843-1847

The pioneering work of David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson helped to lay the foundations of the art of photography in the 1840s, inspiring subsequent generations to explore both the documentary potential of the medium and its aesthetic possibilities.

This exhibition showcases the City Art Centre’s photographic collections, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day.

It features work by a range of historic and contemporary artists, including Hill and Adamson, Thomas Begbie, Joseph McKenzie, David Williams, Maud Sulter, Wendy McMurdo, Calum Colvin, Christine Borland and Dalziel + Scullion.

Venue information

Opening times

Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm
Closed 25 & 26 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan

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