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Scotland's Enduring Photographic Legacy

Roddy Simpson

in The Photography of Victorian Scotland

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780748654611
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780748676729 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654611.003.0011
Scotland's Enduring Photographic Legacy

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The photographic exhibition organised by James Craig Annan in Glasgow in 1901 was important for the history of Scottish photography as it looked back at some of Scotland's unrivalled practitioners of photographic art and especially Hill and Adamson. Annan exhibited original prints by Hill and Adamson at the Photography Exhibition in Glasgow in 1901, and he had already exhibited and continued to exhibit his photogravures of their images. He went further and was responsible for the work of Hill and Adamson, and especially their magnificent portrait studies, becoming known ‘to a world that had forgotten them’. The American photographer Albert Stieglitz said that Annan would be remembered for this if nothing else and it was Stieglitz who ensured that the work of Hill and Adamson reached a wider and critically important audience.

Keywords: Scottish photography; James Craig Annan; David Octavius; Robert Adamson; photographers; portrait studies; Albert Stieglitz

Chapter.  3223 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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