Colin McPherson

Photographer and Visual Artist

A Contested Land launched

My collective, Document Scotland, has launched our new exhibition entitled A Contested Land at the prestigious Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol. The show, curated by Martin Parr, will be on until 16th March, before going on to Perth Art Gallery and Museum, the Burgh Halls in Dunoon and FLOW Photofest in Inverness in the autumn. My contribution to the show is Treasured Island, a very personal, insider’s look at Easdale island in Argyll, a place which I have visited, worked at and even lived over the last 30 years.

Here are some photos from the launch on 15th January, and some behind-the-scenes moments at the Martin Parr Foundation, a wonderful, fascinating and stimulating venue for contemporary photography. It was gratifying to see so many luminaries from the world of photography in attendance as well as friends, some of whom had travelled a great distance to be there. A big thank you to my Document Scotland colleagues for all their help and support and also to all the staff at the Foundation for bringing the exhibition from an idea into reality. And to Martin Parr for his generosity in hosting such an enjoyable event.

If you want to see and hear more about the exhibition, we are holding one of our salon events at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh on Thursday 7th February, 2019, where we will be showing some of the work and discussing the themes and ideas behind A Contested Land.

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