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ITV: History of Scottish Photography

It's been reported in the Irvine Herald that German-born Scots photographer, Alex Boyd, is currently working with renowned photographer Rankin on a new ITV programme about the History of Scottish Photography. 

He said: “Ultimately, there is the talent and the resources available for Scotland to build on its photographic past. Ironically, the country was one of the driving forces behind the development of photography in its early days, so hopefully we can work towards the day when Scotland can once again reassert itself as one of the innovative nations of photography.”

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Comment by Michael Wong on March 25, 2013 at 22:41

Thanks, Alex. Nothing better than straight from the horse's mouth .......

Comment by Alex Boyd on March 25, 2013 at 20:21

Just to give a bit more information on the article above - the programme is on the history of Rock House in Edinburgh, and naturally focused on the work of Hill & Adamson. Myself and Fionnbharr Ó Súilleabháin explained the calotype process to Rankin, and then made a portrait of him. This portrait was a 5 minute long exposure in a snow storm, and proved to be quite an endurance test for Rankin!  

The rest of the article talks about a Winston Churchill Fellowship trip to the US in February/March this year which focused on the work of US photographers using historical processes.

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