Inspired by visits to les Rencontres d’Arles and charged with furthering photography’s role within contemporary artistic practice, The Photographers Collective was established in 2011 to promote and nurture the talent of photographers working in Edinburgh and further afield. The Collective’s primary motivation is to exhibit new photographic work, utilising existing spaces as well as showing in interesting venues. Collection 4 is the fourth annual exhibition of new photography and features founding members Albie Clark, Jon Lee, Susie Lowe and Susan Young, as well as Collective members Kevin McCollum, Ronnie Baxter and Paul T Cowan. Continuing its efforts in representing new photographic work from Scottish-based artists, The Collective are proud to introduce three latest Showcase members: Raymond Keith, Gregor Schmatz and Kevin Gilchrist.
Representing a broad range of subject matter, artistic approaches and methodologies, Collection 4 acts as both a barometer of modern Scottish photography and as an insight into how the medium continues to inspire, educate and innovate; values central to The Collective’s mission statement.
Collection 4 is part of Summerhall’s 2016 Associate Exhibition Programme.