Documentary film and photography has thrived since the 1950s in Glasgow. This in person event introduces the newly launched online archive of Glasgow photographer Alan Dimmick alongside selected films from the moving image archive that speak to his work and that of other observational photographers.

Spanning over forty-four years, and rarely without a camera, Alan Dimmick’s images document his personal life, the Scottish landscape, the changing urban terrain of Glasgow, the vibrant arts scenes of Scotland, and his friends and family.

Alan bought his first camera (a Russian Zenith) in 1977 and he's been taking photographs ever since - somewhere in the region of 90,000!

This is a rare chance to hear how Alan approaches his subjects and an introduction to using photos and footage to research social history.  There will be an interactive element to this evening where audience members will be supported to explore the moving image archive in response to Alan’s images.

Hosted by Emily Munro at National Library of Scotland alongside Photographer Alan Dimmick and Sally Johnston Producer and Outreach with Alan Dimmick Photography Archive.

Image Caption

© Alan Dimmick

  • Venue

    National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall

  • Address

    Glasgow G3 8AW, UK

  • Price

    Free (Ticketed)

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