We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.
From X-Rays to Pagodas: Scottish photography isn’t (exclusively) tartan or covered in heather.
Surely Scottish photography would be photographs by Scots, of Scots, in Scotland, wouldn’t it? But of course nothing is ever straightforward, so why should Scottish photography be any different?
Martin Parr and Susie Parr discuss controversy, their careers, social media’s impact on photography and Tony Ray-Jones’s influence.
As the unsettling images of the Ukraine crisis make their way to our TV screens, Brian Liddy is reminded of the first systematically photographed conflict.
Our curators have chosen their favourite photographs from the latest additions to The Commons on Flickr – wheels at sea, an early colour photographer, and an intriguing photograph of a dog and his best friend.
For the second segment of our Remembrance Day two-part post, we’ve chosen a series of images of Australian servicemen photographed during the First World War.
Today we remember those that died on the battlegrounds of World War I and II, and all members of the armed forces who have ever given their lives in the … Continue reading
I can deduce from the incessant bangs and fizzles, and the scent of fire and sulphur filling the air since last week, that many a Bonfire Night celebration has been … Continue reading
Simple design, mass production, and lifelong customers – it’s easy to see why George Eastman was determined to bring photography within reach of everyone with the Brownie camera.
The photographic archive of the Daily Herald newspaper comprises over 3 million photographs from 1911 to the mid-1960s, and offers a fascinating record of local, national and international events. One … Continue reading
Frederick Scott Archer’s discovery revolutionised photography by introducing a process which was far superior to any then in existence, yet he was to die just six years later in poverty.