- 4th December 2009 − 22nd January 2010 | Scotland-Russia Institute | Admission free
Edinburgh-born artist William Carrick (1827-1878) established himself as a professional photographer in St Petersburg in 1859 and left a remarkable collection of images of Russian life. Working with his partner John MacGregor, he produced a rich series of "Russian Types", including images of street-sellers, tradesmen and other inhabitants of the capital.
Carrick also made two lengthy visits to Simbirsk province on the Volga in eastern Russia and returned with a collection of highly evocative images of provincial and rural life in the area where the infant Lenin was then growing up.
The first exhibition of Carrick's work was shown at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 1987 and this winter it will be recreated using digitally enhanced modern prints from the originals.
Presented by the Scotland Russia Forum in association with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.