The MacKinnon Collection at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery features an unparalleled collection of Scottish photography recently acquired and shared by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland.
The images, which were collected by Murray MacKinnon represent Scottish life and identity from the 1840s through the 1940s – a century of dramatic transformation and innovation.
The chronicle of Scotland’s culture during the mid-19th to early 20th centuries is inseparable from its leading role in the early history of photography itself. Many of the first practitioners and visionaries who impelled the medium forward were based in Scotland or were inspired by Scottish subjects.
The exhibition includes photographs by William Henry Fox Talbot, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, Thomas Annan, George Washington Wilson, Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, and others who created stunning images of Scotland’s people and places during the 19th century and established precedents for photographers worldwide.
Dates: 16 November 2019 – 6 February 2020
Venue: Scottish National Portrait GallerY
Admission: Free of charge