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150 years of Scottish photography on display at new Edinburgh exhibition In Focus: Scottish Photography

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50 new artworks, many displayed for the first time, are on show at In Focus: Scottish Photography which opened at Edinburgh's City Art Centre on 7 July.

The exhibition showcases the City Art Centre’s photographic collections, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day. The exhibition features work by a range of historic and contemporary artists, including:

  •  Hill and Adamson
  • Thomas Begbie
  • Joseph McKenzie
  • David Williams
  • Maud Sulter
  • Wendy McMurdo
  • Calum Colvin
  • Christine Borland
  • Dalziel + Scullion

Councillor Donald Wilson, Culture and Communities Convener, said:In an age when everyone has a camera in their pocket and can take a photograph in seconds, this display of fine art photography reminds us of the beauty and skill of a perfect shot.

“Charting the development of fine art in Scotland, the City Art Centre delves into Edinburgh’s vast collection of incredible photographs for this display, which highlights remarkable advances in camera technology as much as it does changing styles, landscapes, fashions and snapshots in time. Treat yourself to a visit for free when ‘In Focus’ opens this summer.”

In Focus: Scottish Photography details

The exhibition is at City Art Centre, Edinburgh from 7 July 2018 to 12 May 2019 and admission is free. Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm.

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