Formed in 2012, Document Scotland is a collective of four Scottish documentary photographers, brought together by a common vision to witness and record important and diverse stories about Scotland and the Scots.

A Contested Land by Document Scotland

23rd APRIL - 23rd JUNE 2019

10.00AM
17.00PM
Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

78 George St
Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH1 5LB, Scotland
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Formed in 2012, Document Scotland is a collective of four Scottish documentary photographers, brought together by a common vision to witness and record important and diverse stories about Scotland and the Scots.

Tired of the tropes and clichés which are often used to represent Scotland, their aim is to provide a more realistic view of their nation today.

Set within the context of contemporary political debate and social changes, A Contested Land consists of four new projects by photographers Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Sophie Gerrard, Colin McPherson and Stephen McLaren.

Collectively, they examine the complex relationships between the nation’s people, history and land at one of the most important times in Scotland’s recent past.

The works reflect upon Scotland’s precarious environmental and economic landscape, within ongoing political conflicts that give these issues relevance and urgency.

During both the Independence and European Union referendums, the word that dominated discussion was ‘change’ – it became the go-to for the dissatisfied. However, even with this uncertainty, the referendums have highlighted the fact that the Scottish people are proud of their identity and independent voice.

The four bodies of work presented in A Contested Land – exhibiting for the first time in Scotland at Perth Museum & Art Gallery in their FREE exhibition, reflects upon the ongoing changes Scotland continues to face.

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Photograph © Colin McPherson, 2018 all rights reserved.