Document Scotland: The Ties That Bind

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Sophie Gerrard, Stephen McLaren, Colin McPherson, and Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert

26 Sep – 24 Apr 2016

Document Scotland is a photographic collective comprising of Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Sophie Gerrard and Stephen McLaren — four Scots-born photographers, each exponents of documentary photography. The exhibition takes place one year after the Scottish Referendum. It will feature 50-75 photographs of, and about, Scotland and its people created by this photography group. Their work has been published in various international magazines and newspapers, in addition to featuring in exhibitions around the UK. They are passionate about documentary photography and are committed to photographing Scotland at this pivotal moment in history.

While the work touches on the political landscape around the Referendum, the images do not affirm any one position, but seek to portray a multiplicity of views that portray the complex challenges and subtle nuances surrounding the larger debate.


Scottish National Portrait Gallery
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0131 624 6200

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Document Scotland

Minty, on her croft, The Isle of Mull, from the series "Drawn To The Land" © Sophie Gerrard