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July 9, 2014
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Oui? Non?

Recently I was commissioned by L’Express in France to photograph a story on the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence, and yesterday the pdf of the magazine spread popped into my mailbox… Merci beaucoup!

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All images will shortly be available to licence via along with all my Scottish referendum coverage on Getty Images.

 

July 6, 2014
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Showtime!!

Showtime #2 – Beyond The Border

My project on the Antonine Wall, called ‘Edge of an Empire’, is now on show as part of the Document Scotland exhibition ‘Beyond The Border’, at Impressions Gallery, Bradford, until Sept 27th.

On 3rd July we held an opening party at the Gallery, which was well attended by friends new and old, as well as family. Thank you all for coming! The evening was kindly sponsored by Tunnocks who supplied 300 of their famous Scottish chocolate wafer biscuits.

Our show was opened by Anne McNeill of Impressions Gallery, with an added great touch that Annie Lyden, International Curator of Photography at the National Galleries of Scotland, journeyed down from Edinburgh to also say a few words and to discuss the work and open the show. Thank you both Anne and Annie!

Below are a few images of the show and the opening day festivities.

The show runs until September 27th.

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Document Scotland!

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Stephen McLaren's 'American Always, Scottish Forever'.

Stephen McLaren’s ‘American Always, Scottish Forever’.

Annie Lyden awaits her turn of the microphone!

Annie Lyden awaits her turn of the microphone!

 

Showtime #1 – Going The Distance.

‘Going The Distance’ opens to the public tomorrow, Monday 7th July…!

I’m pleased to say that some of my work is appearing in a Street Level Photoworks and Harbour Arts Centre group photography show called ‘Going The Distance’. More information here.

Going The Distance, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, Scotland.

My work on show at Going The Distance, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, Scotland.

The description and theme of the show is “Sport, like art, is a universal language, it is part of our everyday lives, and a feature of our society’s diverse cultural life, involving people of all abilities and backgrounds. This exhibition, which takes place in two venues across North Ayrshire coincides with the Commonwealth Games in Scotland and celebrates the exceptional and the commonplace in sport”.

DATES:

7 July – 1 August at the Heritage Centre, Saltcoats, Scotland.

7 July – 28 September at the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, Scotland, with a reception to be held on Saturday 12th July, at 3pm. My work will be shown at this venue.

TBC – The show will also travel to Eastwood Park Gallery, Giffnock, Scotland.

Featured Photographers: Ande Murdoch, Bob Wark, Christopher Hogge, Hugh Walker, Ian McLean, Jane Stockdale, John Frew, Keith Ingham, Mary Freeman, Michael Maclean, Robin Mitchell, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Gillian Sweeney.

 

June 26, 2014
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Outstanding in her field.

So with a Document Scotland (and guests A Fine Beginning) show to produce for Street Level Photoworks gallery, Glasgow, beginning August 26th, I’ve been out shooting portraits. I’ve been outstanding in my field.

So it was a few nights ago as I set up my backdrop, a la Richard Avedon’s In The American West, and awaited the arrival of the people I would immortalise photograph, and hey ho, who should walk past as I waited, none other than Tina the goose.

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The photograph comes from my Instagram feed @JshPhotog, please join me there to see little snippets of life as I’m out and about on photographic assignments, thanks.

June 25, 2014
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House!

One thing I love about working as a photographer on editorial assignments and commissions is seeing how art directors lay out my work. A good magazine spread is so much more than just my images, a great art director, a great layout, an inspired design can make or break the article. So it is always great to see how work has been used, and it is always a pleasure when an art director adds to your image and makes a spread you can be proud of.

So it is with the below. I was away recently on that big 42-country assignment and I was emailed by art director Mark Wynne who had seen a few images of Andrew House, the boss of Sony Playstation, that I had shot and he wished to use one for an article he was preparing. Easy. Even though I was on the road I could immediately point him to my portraits of Andrew House held by Getty Images, and bang, we were in business.

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Today I get the pdf of the article, and I’m pleased the portrait has been used well, and with a brave choice of white diamond box and text across the image, which in a way complements the graphic backdrop of the blinds in the Tokyo office where the image was shot. This corporate portrait was originally shot to accompany a newspaper interview, and once again is proof that as a photographer you have to keep your copyright of your images, as somewhere down the line, you can always licence them again for a second, third, fourth use…

 

June 24, 2014
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Another Scotland Is Possible

Radical Independence Campaign mass canvassing in support of Scottish independence, in the Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland, 22nd June 2014.  ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014.

Radical Independence Campaign mass canvassing in support of Scottish independence, in the Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland, 22nd June 2014. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2014.

The Scottish independence campaigning continues apace, and on Sunday I found myself out on assignment covering the Radical Independence Campaign activists canvassing in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. A couple of hours were spent with activists knocking doors, asking people their voting intentions for the 18th September referendum vote on whether or not Scotland should be an independent country.

Below is how my client, the Financial Times, ran two images from the shoot yesterday, with the article by Mure Dickie

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All my images from the day, and others reflecting all sides of the Scottish independence referendum campaign, are available to licence for use from Getty Images.

 

June 19, 2014
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‘Going The Distance’.

I’m pleased to say that some of my work will be appearing in a Street Level Photoworks and Harbour Arts Centre group photography show called ‘Going The Distance’.

The description and theme of the show is “Sport, like art, is a universal language, it is part of our everyday lives, and a feature of our society’s diverse cultural life, involving people of all abilities and backgrounds. This exhibition, which takes place in two venues across North Ayrshire coincides with the Commonwealth Games in Scotland and celebrates the exceptional and the commonplace in sport”.

DATES:

7 July – 1 August at the Heritage Centre, Saltcoats, Scotland.

7 July – 28 September at the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, Scotland, with a reception to be held on Saturday 12th July.

TBC – The show will also travel to Eastwood Park Gallery, Giffnock, Scotland.

Featured Photographers: Ande Murdoch, Bob Wark, Christopher Hogge, Hugh Walker, Ian McLean, Jane Stockdale, John Frew, Keith Ingham, Mary Freeman, Michael Maclean, Robin Mitchell, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Gillian Sweeney.

The image below is one of mine from my ‘Life In The 3rd’ series, entitled ‘Rule Britannia’, and is one of my images which will be on show. Hope you can make it along to one of the venues, many thanks.

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The above pic comes from my own Instagram feed @JshPhotog, and on Twitter at @JshPhotog.

June 19, 2014
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‘Common Ground’.

And as if one show in Bradford wasn’t enough, I’m busy shooting for a second Document Scotland show to be held in Glasgow.

‘Common Ground’ is a show by myself and my three Document Scotland colleagues, Colin McPherson, Stephen McLaren and Sophie Gerrard, and it will be on at Street Level Photoworks Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, from August 26th for two months. We will also have some work from invited guests and our friends at the Welsh photography collective ‘A Fine Beginning’.

The show will have an opening night on August 26th, once again generously sponsored by anCnoc whisky.

The below shot comes from this week, and shows me out in Peebles in the Scottish Borders shooting some portraits for the ‘Common Ground’ show. There’s still lots to be shot, lots to be edited, but the preparation for the show is underway.

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The above pic comes from my own Instagram feed @JshPhotog, and on Twitter at @JshPhotog.

 

June 19, 2014
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Beyond The Border.

You’re invited! – on the 3rd July to Bradford – for the official opening of our Document Scotland exhibition ‘Beyond The Border’, at Impressions Gallery, with work on show by myself and my colleagues Colin McPherson, Stephen McLaren and Sophie Gerrard. The show is curated by Anne McNeill, and will be opened by Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator from National Galleries of Scotland.

Our opening night will be generously sponsored by Tunnocks biscuits from Glasgow, and anCnoc malt whisky distiller. We would love to see you there! The show runs from July 1st until 27th September.

I hope some of you can make it, please come and see the work and say hello.

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April 24, 2014
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‘Five By Four’

My Document Scotland colleagues and I were recently invited to showcase some of our work, one project by each of us, 5 pics each hence the title of the show, ‘Five By Four’, at the Scottish Government’s Scotland House Conference Centre, Brussels, in Belgium.

We had big boots to fill on the walls with the prior show being images of Scotland, to showcase the Year of Natural Scotland, by National Geographic photographers. Their esteemed work came down, and the walls looked very big, and we stepped up to the plate…

'Five By Four', Scotland House, Brussels.

Work from ‘Unsullied And Untarnished’ included in ‘Five By Four’, Scotland House, Brussels.

The work we have shown was from projects already shot, and which fitted with the Scottish Government’s Homecoming 2014 initiative. Stephen McLaren showed his idiosyncratic view of Scottish sporting life, Sophie Gerrard her images of female farmers at work on the land, Colin McPherson his iconic images of the Scottish salmon net fishing industry, and I showed work from my project ‘Unsullied and Untarnished, the Common Ridings’.

 

'Burnin' the Deil', Innerleithen, from 'Unsullied And Untarnished'. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2013, all rights reserved.

‘Burnin’ the Deil’, Innerleithen, from ‘Unsullied And Untarnished’. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 2013, all rights reserved.

 

Helen Wright, the events and visits manager for the Scottish Government EU Office in Brussels takes up the story: “I work closely with the cultural diplomacy team in Scotland to devise a programme of events and exhibitions for Scotland House in Brussels. It was on a work visit back to Scotland last summer that my colleague Anne Diack first highlighted the work of Document Scotland to me. She mentioned how both the Scottish Government’s cabinet secretary for culture and external affairs, Fiona Hyslop, and minister for international development, Humza Yousaf, had visited Document Scotland events and suggested that we explore the possibility of working with them to curate an exhibition showcasing Homecoming 2014 to an international audience.

The exhibition has already received lots of positive feedback since its installation on 2 April and I look forward to providing many others with the opportunity to view the exhibition as our busy calendar of events continues.”

The show continues throughout 2014.

'Five By Four', Scotland House, Brussels.

‘Five By Four’, Scotland House, Brussels.

 

April 21, 2014
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‘Face to Face, the portrait in photography today.’

Join us!

‘Face to face, the portrait in photography today’.  - My Document Scotland colleagues, Sophie Gerrard, Stephen McLaren and Colin McPherson, and I, in conjunction with guests Graham MacIndoe, Arpita Shah, Emily MacInnes and Ben Roberts, will be in discussion with International Photography Curator Anne Lyden all about the portrait in photography at a free evening salon event. Pictures will be shown, discussed and debated.

The event is free, but you do need to book a ticket, and is at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, in Queen Street, Edinburgh, 14th May, 7pm!

And if that is not tempting enough there will be free whisky, kindly provided by anCnoc whisky.

We’d love it if you could join us for what should be a fascinating evening of photography and discussion.

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