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2019 St Andrews Photography Festival: Science & Photography

In October this year St Andrews holds its 4th annual Photography Festival. Drawing heavily on the University’s teaching and research collections to support the theme of ‘Science & Photography’, the festival highlights and builds on a growing relationship between a number of academic schools and departments and the University Library. The festival will feature exhibitions…

30 September 2019Events Photographic Collection St Andrews Photography Festival

St Andrews Photography Festival 2018

Term has started, the students are back and that means that another St Andrews Photography Festival is upon us. This year we are examining the ongoing legacy of stereo photography. Since before photography, the method by which a view of the three-dimensional world could be transferred onto a two-dimensional medium has occupied the minds of…

1 October 2018St Andrews Photography Festival

Victoria R: the “first media monarch” of modern Britain

The Library’s Special Collections has recently acquired ten cartes de visite depicting members of the British royal family in the 1860s. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert feature prominently, but they do not appear together in any of these cartes as they had frequently done prior to Albert’s unexpected death in 1861. With the news of…

14 September 2017Photographic Collection St Andrews Photography Festival

St Andrews Photography Festival: Scots on the Green

In this final focus on the Library’s exhibitions for the St Andrews Photo Festival, 1-30 September 2017, we feature images of golf. Throughout Scotland, golf is ubiquitous. That’s not to say that there are merely lots of golf courses; that could be said of many places around the world. In Scotland, golf is an integral…

31 August 2017Events exhibitions Photographic Collection St Andrews Photography Festival

Scottish Design and Innovation at St Andrews Photography Festival 2017

Eddie reflects on his quirky selection of photographs which will be on display in an outdoor exhibition on The Scores, during the St Andrews Photography Festival (1-30 September 2017). For centuries Scotland has been a creative crucible, giving the world a plethora of architects and artisans, craftsmen and inventors whose global contribution has often belied…

24 August 2017exhibitions Photographic Collection St Andrews Photography Festival

St Andrews Photography Festival: Valentine’s Scottish Islands

This is the first of three posts highlighting images from the Library’s photographic collections to be featured in the upcoming St Andrews Photography Festival, 1-30 September 2017. The exhibition on show in the Richardson Research Library at Martyrs Kirk (during September 2017, 0930-1630 Monday to Friday, free admission) gives a flavour of how the postcard…

17 August 2017Events exhibitions Photo Festival Photographic Collection St Andrews Photography Festival

St Andrews Photography Festival Returns this September!

Preparations for the second St Andrews Photography Festival are well underway. This year we are looking at ‘Scots at Home’, a theme that allows for many interpretations and approaches. Our team in Special Collections has been hard at work curating four distinct shows from our photographic archive. The photographic firm J. Valentine & Sons of…

11 August 2017Photographic Collection St Andrews Photography Festival

St Andrews Photography Festival:  Programme

This is the final post in our series about the St Andrews Photography Festival – you can see the previous posts in the series below: Robert Moyes Adam: Golf Photographic Collection: The Weighing Machine by Frank Raffles, 1989: Hamish Brown in Morocco: Mrs Beatrice Broughton, by Thomas Rodger (1832-1883): Our photo team have spent this…

28 July 2016exhibitions Photographic Collection St Andrews Photography Festival

St Andrews Photo Festival: Robert Moyes Adam

This is the fifth post in a weekly series that highlights images featuring at the upcoming St Andrews Photography Festival, 1 August – 11 September 2016 [https://www.facebook.com/StAndPhotoFest]. Winter sunlight illuminates this magnificent landscape photograph by Robert Moyes Adam. For an instant the harshness of winter in the Highlands becomes much lighter, inviting us to a…

21 July 2016exhibitions Photographic Collection St Andrews Photography Festival

St Andrews Photography Festival: Golf Photographic Collection

This is the fourth post in a weekly series highlighting images featuring at the upcoming St Andrews Photography Festival, 1 August – 11 September 2016 [https://www.facebook.com/StAndPhotoFest]. Four gentlemen golfers in their car outside the New Club; one of the gentlemen is Willie Rusack. 1904 (GMC-F-28). There are myriad reasons why this particular image is such…

14 July 2016Photographic Collection St Andrews Photography Festival