Document Scotland aim to capture country in photos

Segways on the Golf course, Scotland. � Stephen McLaren
Segways on the Golf course, Scotland. � Stephen McLaren
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A SCOTTISH photography collective are launching their first group exhibition this month, aiming at capturing the essence of the people and places that make up the country.

Document Scotland’s ‘Seeing Ourselves’ show will feature work by the group’s founders - Colin McPherson, Stephen McLaren, Sophie Gerrard and Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert - as well as six other Scottish photofgraphers.

The exhibition looks to use Scotland’s dramatic imagery to reflect on the political, social, economic and environmental challenges facing Scotland, as well as showing the lives of everyday Scots.

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert said that the collective are “excited” about the show, as well as the chance to bring the public’s attention to their guest photographers “whose work is becoming instrumental in shaping the direction of documentary photography in Scotland”.

Document are also producing a colour newspaper with essays and prints of the photographs, which will be available free of charge at the exhibition.

• ‘Seeing Ourselves’ runs from 3rd June to 31st July at the Fotospace Gallery, Glenrothes, Fife and is open from 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday. More info at fifefotospacegallery.org and documentscotland.com

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