Photography highlights

Your national collection contains over 55,000 works with a focus on historic photography and another on our ever-growing contemporary photography holdings. We aim to illuminate the art of photography with particular relation to Scotland. In this collection you can explore highlights by photographers including Julia Margaret Cameron, Thomas Annan, Eve Arnold, Lee Miller, Paul Strand and the pioneers of Scottish photography – David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson.
Wrinkled Apple
James Nasmyth
Unknown Woman
Annelise Kretschmer
In Bloom
Viviane Sassen
Douglas Gordon
Catriona Grant
Aerial View of Edinburgh
Alfred G Buckham
Scottish Miners
Milton Rogovin
Birnam Falls, Dunkeld
George Washington Wilson
Hardeep Singh Kohli, b. 1969. Writer, radio and TV presenter
broad daylight (Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie)