The 200 shortlisted images, selected from over 13,000, will be published in early September in a book by Hoxton Mini Press. “These images, in all their diversity, reflect something of the richness of this nation and remind us what there is to be celebrated,” says Martin Usborne, co-founder of Hoxton Mini Press and Portrait of Britain judge, “We hope the book is a powerful snapshot of a moment in our shared history that stands the test of time.”
In September it will be announced wihich 100 portraits from the shortlist will be displayed throughout the UK on JCDecaux advertising screens.
To coincide with Document Scotland’s ‘The Ties That Bind‘ show at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (until 24th April 2016), I’ve published a book of photographs from my recent project ‘Unsullied And Untarnished‘.
The info below, with a couple of spreads, gives you a flavour of the book which contains mainly portraiture with some reportage. I’ve been fortunate and feel honoured that photojournalist Harry Benson, honorary patron of Document Scotland, has written a little foreword for the book, and Alex Massie, Scotland editor of The Spectator, has written a beautiful essay for the book which explains the Common Riding festivals, and what they mean to the participants and communities. It’s a great essay.
The book can be ordered via my website, or via the buttons below. Thank you for taking a look, and if you’ve any questions please drop me a note. At the foot of the page there is a list of shops which also stock Unsullied And Untarnished.
Common Ground. One Welsh collective. One Scottish collective. New Documentary Photography from Scotland and Wales.
Inspired by notions of ‘home’ and ‘community’, Common Ground brings together new work from two photographic collectives taking an outward-facing view of their respective home countries of Scotland and Wales. Working with diverse themes and ideas associated with distinctive national and cultural visual inspiration, this collective exhibition welds them together into a cohesive narrative, at times overlapping and continuously referencing and complementing each other.
This important and timely exhibition showcases ground-breaking new work from some of Wales and Scotland’s most celebrated contemporary photographers.
Formed in 2013, the Welsh collective A Fine Beginning is made up of photographers James O Jenkins, Jack Latham, Abbie Trayler- Smith and Gawain Barnard and showcases contemporary photography being made in and about Wales.
Document Scotland, formed in 2012 by Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Sophie Gerrard and Stephen McLaren, are responding to the global audience looking at Scotland at this, one of the most important times in the country’s history.