Planes, Trains & Automobiles was the third in a series of thematic exhibitions exploring the exceptional permanent collection of photography at the National Galleries of Scotland.
Navigating land, sea and air, this exhibition looked at the variety of modes of transport used around the world from the 1840s onwards. This was a truly global look at travel, from pedal power to commercial airliners, via cars, horse-drawn carriages, sleighs, buses, and the occasional camel!
Through work by the likes of Alfred G Buckham, Humphrey Spender and Alfred Stieglitz the exhibition examined how photography has been used to chart the technological innovations created by the desire to travel and the impact that transportation has on society. The exhibition also looked at transport as part of our everyday lives, from the daily grind of commuting to the pleasure of holidays away.
Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Image: Iain Mackenzie, Man on the Metro, Glasgow, © Iain Mackenzie.
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