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Symposium: ‘Ways of Seeing’: Women and Photography in Scotland / Glasgow, 2 April 2020

How have women photographers in Scotland taken control of their own image? This 2nd Morton symposium will reveal neglected stories of Scottish women in photography, including feminist social documentary photographer Franki Raffles, folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw and more.

Inspired by and featuring collections from The National Trust for Scotland and Glasgow Women's Library, this event explores photographic portrayals of women through time and will challenge institutions to better use photographic collections to tell women’s stories.

The NTS photographic holdings feature many women as takers, collectors, preservers and subjects. These include the collections of folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw, aristocrat Violet Brodie and Glaswegian typist Agnes Toward, all of which frequently depict women.

‘Ways of Seeing’: Exhibition

At the library for one day only before it’s showing at Tenement House, Shutter Hub brings together an exhibition of women’s photography in response to the ‘Ways of Seeing’ symposium with an informal reception between 5pm and 7pm, open to all.


This event is for open to all and is free to attend. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.

‘Ways of Seeing’: Women and Photography in Scotland
Thursday 2nd April, 9am to 5pm, followed by a drinks reception
Glasgow Women's Library
Details and booking here:

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