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The Institute for Photography in Scotland (IPS) is excited to announce the launch of the 2015 Season of Photography – an umbrella title for a series of lively exhibitions and events taking place at multiple venues throughout Scotland from mid-April to the end of September 2015.

The Season illuminates the wealth of activity around photography in Scotland. 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.

Included in this Season is Street Level’s extensive off-site programme in local and regional venues. A viewable programme pdf will also appear here on Tuesday 7th April.

Further information:

IPS is a consortium that was established in 2013. Membership is comprised of representatives from the National Galleries of Scotland, The University of Glasgow, The University of St Andrews, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow and Stills, Edinburgh. Our goal is to raise awareness of, and enable engagement with, both historical and contemporary photography in Scotland through communication and collaboration. The Season is the first outcome of this collaboration.

A website listing all exhibitions and events will go live from 10th April 2015. Please visit

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