Edinburgh Exhibitions  -  2009

A Developed Vision

Pioneering Scottish and French
Photography from the RSA Collections

Royal Scottish Academy

The Mound Edinburgh

ADMISSION FREE

March 6, 2009 to April 5, 2009

Monday to Friday:  10am to 5pm

Sunday 12.00 noon to 5pm

 

 

Exhibition by Zuzana Gajdosechova  -  Edinburgh, March-April 2009

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Royal Scottish Academy

 

Exhibition

Photographic Album

This exhibition of photographs by early Scottish and French photographers are taken from an album believed to have been compiled by the artist and photographer James  Drummond, a member of the Council of the Photographic Society of Scotland that was founded in 1857-58.

Projected images

The exhibition comprises a few photos  hanging on the walls and 126 images are displayed in turn, continuously, onto a wall (for about tens seconds each) from two projectors.

They are by:

Dr Thomas Keith (1827-95)
53 photos, including the one above of a doorway at Acheson House (immediately to the east of the Museum of Edinburgh), Canongate - in Edinburgh's Royal Mile

David Octavius Hill (1802-70) and Robert Adamson (1821-48)
7 photos

William Walker (1814-85)
30 photos

James Good Tunny (1820-87)
8 photos

Archibald Burns (1831-80)
6 photos

Donaldson Clark (1816-73)
3 photos

All the above photographers  (and James Drummond who is believed to have compiled the album) were members if the Photographic Society of Scotland, except for Hill & Adamson whose photographic partnership ended in 1847, nine years before the Photographic Society of Scotland was founded.

The remaining images are 18 by unknown photographers and one (No 84) which was not displayed because the image in the album had become too badly faded.

Peter Stubbs:  March 16, 2009

More Exhibitions

For other exhibitions on display at the National Gallery of  Scotland and at the Royal Scottish Academy (both galleries are at the foot of the Mound) please see this list of exhibitions, 2009.

 

 

 

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