Image by Emily Macinnes, 2014
Image by Emily Macinnes, 2014

The Institute for Photography in Scotland (IPS) has launched the 2015 Season of Photography – an umbrella title for a series of lively exhibitions and events taking place at multiple venues throughout Scotland until the end of September 2015.

Showcasing the wealth of activity around photography in Scotland, the Season includes exhibitions at the main photography centres, as well as regional museums, galleries and venues across the country. This includes exhibitions and events at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, Stills, Edinburgh, the National Galleries of Scotland, University of Glasgow, University of St. Andrews, and the National Museums of Scotland as well as exhibitions taking place across the country, from Fife FOTOSPACE to regional museum venues in Linlithgow, Kirkcaldy, Clydebank, Irvine and Hamilton.

A unique feature is the range of self-organised artists events: Six Foot Gallery’s Month of Photography, ACTINIC, a festival dedicated to alternative, historic and new analogue photo related arts, and the second Blueprint, which explores the relationship between photo-mechanical printing and photography. There will be exhibitions by photography collectives and platforms such as Fèis, the Forgotten Collective, Document Scotland and Goose Flesh, as well as displays of work from photography associations, such as Queens Park Camera Club, and the five camera clubs across Fife. Talks, seminars and hands-on workshops will take place throughout the Season at various venues.

The Season highlights, celebrates and promotes the range of photography activities taking place. From the historical innovations of Anna Atkins and the American pioneer Lee Miller, to the contemporary narratives of Maud Sulter, the Magnum Photographic Agency and Scotland-based photography collectives, the Season offers something for everyone and tells multiple stories about the diverse ways in which photography is used as a creative tool.

Selected highlights:

until 17 May | Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery
45 Sun Pictures in Scotland
In late December 2014 200 pinhole cameras were placed in the 45 most populous cities & towns of Scotland. This is the result.

28 May – 1 August | The Trinity
The Dusk Water
Alex Boyd was appointed as the Artist in Residence for his native North Ayrshire and tasked with documenting the landscapes of his youth.

26 June – 26 July | Various venues
Actinic Festival
A new festival of photography and print in Edinburgh.

22 August – 16 September | Lillie Art Gallery
22 August – 3 October | Peacock Visual Arts
FutureProof 2015
An annual showcase of new talent in photographic image-making selected from across Scotland’s photography and fine art degree courses and shown in Glasgow and Aberdeen.

To quench your photographic appetite this summer, head over to The Season’s events calendar to find out what’s on near you.

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