⁞ Identities defined by stereotipied ideas of nationality ⁞

Street Level Photoworks‘ upcoming exhibition is called Common Ground: New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales and is promoted as a show that brings together “diverse themes and ideas associated with distinctive national and cultural visual inspiration, this collective exhibition welds them together into a cohesive narrative, at times overlapping and continuously referencing and complementing…

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┐ Craig Ritchie └

© Craig Ritchie, from the project Malaficia © Craig Ritchie, from the project Malaficia © Craig Ritchie, from the project Malaficia “In the Malaficia project, London based photographer Craig Ritchie delves into a Scottish area that was once a central location for witch trials and executions. This gruesome piece of history is not what first…

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┐ Robbie Nolan └

© Robbie Nolan, Untitled, from Trees © Robbie Nolan, Untitled, from Trees “The poet Keats spoke of how the ‘cold philosophy’ of science would, by explaining the mechanics of the physical world “unweave a rainbow”. In a sense the aim of this series of photographs was to display the falsity of this claim when related…

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┐ Louise Blamire └

© Louise Blamire, Duck, from the series declaration of dominance © Louise Blamire, Tern, from the series declaration of dominance © Louise Blamire, Mole, from the series declaration of dominance Louise’s home is here And a site about contemporary photography in Scotland worth having a look

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┐ Catriona Grant └

© Catriona Grant, Untitled #16 , from the series The Examination Room, 2001 © Catriona Grant, Untitled #17 , from the series The Examination Room, 2001 «’The Examination Room’, a series of large-scale, colour photographs, was made following a period of research on the themes of observation and the role of the individual within the…

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║ Valentina Bonizzi ║

© Valentina Bonizzi, Untitled, from the series Work and Intimacy, 2009 © Valentina Bonizzi, Untitled, from the series Work and Intimacy, 2009 “This project is about Italian women who emmigrated to Scotland. The photography research presents the way they view their job as the bridge which connects them to Scottish society. It explores the intimacy…

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║ Nicky Bird ║

© Nicky Bird in collaboration with Mary Kennedy, Lethanhill, Dunaskin, Lethanhill old school 1940-1?, from the series Beneath the surface / Hidden place, 2008 © Nicky Bird in collaboration with Mary Kennedy, Craigmillar, Edinburgh Back Green, Back of Niddrie mains drive summer 1968, from the series Beneath the surface / Hidden place, 2007 “The history…

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║ David Williams ║

© David Williams, Untitled #1, from the series Stillness and Occurence, 1995-2000 © David Williams, Untitled #1, from the series Stillness and Occurence, 1995-2000 ‘Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.’ (The Heart Sutra) These large scale colour seascapes were made over a five year period and taken from the beach at Portobello, Edinburgh. “Mobilising an…

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