Blog: Photography

  • Selfie vs self-portrait

    by Jaimie Warren, photographer and performance artist, 12 January 2017

    Photographer and performance artist Jaimie Warren discusses an uncomfortable association with the 'selfie'.

    Selfie vs self-portrait

    Self-portrait as Fred Cabbage by Jeff Wysaski (detail). © Jaimie Warren

  • 2017 at the National Galleries of Scotland

    by Will Snow, Marketing Officer, 06 December 2016 3 Comments

    We look ahead to next year's exciting exhibition programme.

    2017 at the National Galleries of Scotland

    2017 at the National Galleries of Scotland

  • 16 Surrealists in a Photo Booth

    by Phil Hunt, Digital Technical Officer, 08 September 2016

    As the FLICK_EU photo booth at Facing the World captures images of visitors from across Europe we look at how the Surrealists were already using the photo booth to create works of art almost 90 years ago.

    16 Surrealists in a Photo Booth

    Photo booth image of Rene Magritte (detail from montage in La Revolution Surrealiste)

  • Building Sights

    by Alison Watt, Artist, and Dougie Payne, Musician in Travis, 31 August 2016

    Artist Alison Watt and Travis bass player Dougie Payne each choose their favourite Scottish building.

    Building Sights

    'Dougie Payne (Musician, Travis), Barrowlands, Glasgow' by broad daylight (detail). © broad daylight.

  • Myself In Objects

    by Becky Manson, Digital Content Curator, 16 July 2016 4 Comments

    Becky Manson invites you to create a self-portrait using objects...

    Myself In Objects

    Group self-portrait in objects by Collection Care team, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (detail).

  • The Murray Brothers’ Surreal Encounter

    by Harris Brine, Press Officer, 07 July 2016

    On the third anniversary of his Wimbledon victory, Harris Brine introduces Andy Murray as the Scottish National Portrait Gallery's current Topical Sitter.

    The Murray Brothers’ Surreal Encounter

    Murdo Macleod, 'Jamie Murray, b.1986, and Andy Murray, b. 1987, Tennis Players' (2008) (detail). © Murdo Macleod.

  • Buildings Then and Now

    by Becky Manson, Digital Content Curator, 10 June 2016 2 Comments

    Becky Manson invites you to recreate some iconic architectural photographs, in 2016.

    Buildings Then and Now

    'The Cowgate Arch of George IV Bridge, Edinburgh' by William Donaldson Clark (c.1860) and Becky Manson (2016)

  • To Electrify and Startle: Face to Face with Julia Margaret Cameron

    by Emma Gillespie, HLF Skills for the Future Trainee, 18 April 2016

    A look at the work of one of the most innovative and influential women in the history of photography.

    To Electrify and Startle: Face to Face with Julia Margaret Cameron

    The red and white roses, by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1865

  • Document Scotland - Drawn to the Land

    by Sophie Gerrard, Photographer, 08 April 2016 1 Comments

    Sophie Gerrard talks about the experience of creating her part of the exhibition The Ties that Bind, entitled Drawn to the Land.

    Document Scotland - Drawn to the Land

    Sophie Gerrard with Sybil MacPherson in Argyll photographing her for the project Drawn to the Land. October 2015.

  • Document Scotland - Reading Matters

    by Stephen McLaren, 15 February 2016

    Stephen McLaren, photographer and one quarter of Document Scotland, explains how books were a massive inspiration for 'A Sweet Forgetting', his part of The Ties the Bind.

    Document Scotland - Reading Matters

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