Photography events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Photography events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Lecture: Beyond Hornel: Scottish Photographers in Meiji Japan

Lecture: Beyond Hornel: Scottish Photographers in Meiji Japan

28th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This talk will examine the history of Scottish expatriates in nineteenth-century Japan and their contribution to the photography networks and communities in their adopted country.
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Lecture: Artist, Model, Collector: Photography in the Life and Work of Mary Cameron

Lecture: Artist, Model, Collector: Photography in the Life and Work of Mary Cameron

12th February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This lecture offers fresh insights into a fascinating artist. Dr Helen Scott is Curator of Fine Art at the City Art Centre, and author of Mary Cameron: Life in Paint.
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Documentation and Digitisation of Historic Photographs at the National Trust for Scotland Lecture

Documentation and Digitisation of Historic Photographs at the National Trust for Scotland Lecture

25th February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

In this talk, Lily Barnes will pull back the curtain on the intricacies of working hands-on with historic photographs.
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Adult Creative Workshop: Introduction to Pinhole photography - POSTPONED

Adult Creative Workshop: Introduction to Pinhole photography - POSTPONED

28th February 2021

Join us at City Art Centre for a special half day workshop exploring pinhole cameras!
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Adult Creative Workshop: Cyanotypes (Blueprints)

Adult Creative Workshop: Cyanotypes (Blueprints)

6th March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join us at City Art Centre for an introduction to the cyanotype process, one of the earliest forms of photography, dating back to 1842.
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Pinhole Cameras

Pinhole Cameras

15th August 2021

To celebrate World Photography Day (19 August), join us at Lauriston Castle for a special workshop exploring pinhole cameras!
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Lecture: The Morton Photography Project at the National Trust for Scotland

Lecture: The Morton Photography Project at the National Trust for Scotland

19th August 2021

Dr Antonia Laurence Allen will share collections, stories and projects from properties as diverse as Canna House, Brodie Castle and Tenement House at Lauriston Castle on 19th August.
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Lecture: E. A. Hornel: from Camera to Canvas

Lecture: E. A. Hornel: from Camera to Canvas

27th October 2021

This talk by Dr Antonia Laurence Allen is about Scottish artist Edward Atkinson Hornel and illustrates how Hornel’s travels and use of photographs influenced his artistic practice.
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Lecture: Distant lives: The Earliest Photographs of St Kilda

Lecture: Distant lives: The Earliest Photographs of St Kilda

9th November 2021

In 1860 Capt. F.W.L. Thomas sailed to St Kilda to take the first ever photographs of St Kilda. This is the story of the quest to give these St Kildans back their identity and to tell their story.
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Glasgow a National Park City - A Virtual Photo Exhibition

Glasgow a National Park City - A Virtual Photo Exhibition

28th January 2021

Could Glasgow be a National Park City? Join the National Park City Group for the launch of a virtual photo exhibition from a collection of Glasgow photographers!

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A Virtual Burns Night
The birthday of Rabbie Burns is going virtual, so join Historic Environment Scotland on the bard's birthday in the glorious halls at Edinburgh Castle!
Rare Prints and Monotypes
The Academicians' Gallery presents an online exhibition of rare prints and monotypes by current and past members of the Royal Scottish Academy.
Winter’s Last: A Celebration of Scottish Folklore, Traditions and Community Practices
Join the Taibhsear Collective as they host the last in their trilogy of explorations into Winter customs!
Anything Goes
This major new production of Cole Porter and P. G. Wodehouse’s classic golden age musical comes to Edinburgh, direct from London’s Barbican Theatre and is set to be the musical of 2021.
Macsween of Edinburgh Virtual Burns Supper
Macsween of Edinburgh, the UK’s most loved haggis brand, brings what it hopes to be the largest Virtual Burns Supper to homes across the globe.

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