An exhibition of outstanding photography talent, Higher Vision, will showcase some of the best images taken by 26 students from schools and colleges from all over the country who have completed the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s Higher Photography course over the past year. The exhibition will be on display to the public from Tuesday 20th November 2018 to Friday 8th February 2019 and entry is free.
The exhibition provides a unique insight into what life in Scotland is like through the lens of these students and captures people and places from their own perspective. From Scotland’s diverse landscapes and our environment to portraiture of people who have made an impact on their lives. These images also explore issues of identity, adolescence and mental health.
Held in partnership with Scottish Qualifications Authority, and the Scottish Society for the History of Photography, the exhibition captures a selection of the talent that has been displayed by over 2,300 Higher Photography candidates over the past academic year. Taken from students’ projects produced as part of their course assessments, which counted towards their final grades, a panel consisting of photography and industry experts chose the images that will be featured.
The photographs were selected by a curatorial panel including representatives of the Scottish Society for the History of Photography, The National Gallery of Scotland, Out of The Blue, a student from Edinburgh College and the Parliament’s official photographer.
An example of a candidate’s work from each parliamentary region is presented in Studies in Photography, the journal of the Scottish Society for the History of Photography. Copies of the journal will be available in the Scottish Parliament Shop. As well as the Scottish Parliament, SSHoP, and the SQA, Higher Vision is supported by Triodos Bank, A&M Imaging, Scottish Council on Archives and National Galleries of Scotland.
World Press Photo 2019 Exhibition
The exhibition of the world’s most prestigious competition for visual journalism returns to the Scottish Parliament from 31 July to 24 August 2019 FREE.