'Doc Doc Document' from the series 'Constructed Narratives'
© Ron O'Donnell

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'Doc Doc Document' from the series 'Constructed Narratives' 1985
  • Scottish Art
Ron O'Donnell was one of the photographers who participated in the much celebrated revival of Scottish culture in the 1980s. In late 1984 he abandoned documentary work and began to produce photographs in which he combined collage, sculpture and painting. In this image, he uses a tartan dupe hung with cameras to comment on photography's contribution to the emergence of a cheap popular culture in Scotland.

Glossary Open

Collage

An image constructed from found materials, such as photographs, paper or fabric, glued to a surface, sometimes with additional painted or drawn elements. It is an art form particularly associated with Dada and Surrealism.

Documentary photography

Photographs that are presented as a straightforward record of events, people and places.

Collage, Documentary photography

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 106.3
  • Medium Colour photograph
  • Size 19.50 x 24.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1987