& Adamson's work was highly praised in the Press when it was exhibited in
the 1850s. But by the time of Hill's death in 1870, his photography was
almost forgotten, and was barely mentioned in his obituaries.
Interest was revived around 1900 when Francis Caird Inglis and
James Craig Annan
made prints from their work. [HA:EVA].
recent decades, the significance of Hill & Adamson's work has become
more widely appreciated.
Scottish National Photography Collection was established in 1984 from the
photographs in the possession of the National Galleries of Scotland,
including over 5,000 calotypes by Hill & Adamson.
1981, Sara Stevenson, on behalf of the National Galleries of Scotland,
produced a book giving
a comprehensive account of the National Gallery of Scotland's collection of
Hill & Adamson calotypes.
1991, Sara Stevenson and Alison Morrison Low, together, wrote Scottish
Photography - A Bibliography 1939-1989.
This book lists about 4o catalogues and books on this partnership.
at the start of the 21st century, research into Hill & Adamson continues
wit added enthusiasm brought on by the preparations to commemorate the bi-centenary of
Hill's birth in 2002.
Sara Stevenson, Alison Morrison Low and several other
prominent speakers will be giving lectures at the DO Hill Bi-Centenary
Conference to be hosted by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in
May 2002. Please click here
to find the link to the web site with more details of this Conference