Promoting
early careers
in photography

the judges

Robin Gillanders A reader in Photography at Edinburgh Napier University, Robin is a practicing photographic artist who has exhibited internationally. In the 1990’s he made several collaborative works with the poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, culminating in his exhibition and book ‘Little Sparta: Portrait of a Garden’ (1998). Recent solo publications include The Photographic Portrait (2004), The Philosopher’s Garden (2004) and Highland Journey: In the Spirit of Edwin Muir (2009). www.robingillanders.com
Wendy McMurdo A widely exhibited artist, Wendy’s work has been included in many major exhibitions examining new developments in contemporary photography. Her work has been included in Unheimlich at the Fotomuseum, Wintherthur in Switzerland, Scanner at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, The Anagrammatical Body at the Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria, and Only Make Believe – Ways of Playing, curated by Marina Warner at Compton Verney, UK (2005). Her work is published regularly in a variety of monographs following developments in the medium. She is based in Edinburgh. www.wendymcmurdo.com
Jamie McAteer A photographer and artist, Jamie has worked with several highly regarded companies, such as The National Galleries of Scotland, The Hard Rock Café and The Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh. He is a curator who is particularly committed to encouraging and supporting emerging artists, assisting them in getting their work recognised and exhibited. Jamie has been a photographic Demonstrator for Napier University and The Adult Education Centre in Edinburgh. www.Lightgrey.co.uk
Sam Sills A commercial photographer, Sam has worked in the industry for over 10 years. In that time she has shot for a wide variety of clients from Marks and Spencer to Irn Bru and has had her worked published in magazines including GQ and Esquire. In 2010 she worked in conjunction with Historic Scotland to produce the Building Scotland book, which received critical acclaim in the press. www.samsills.co.uk
Trish Todd Trish graduated from Belfast College of Art with a BA Hons in Interior Design. Together with her husband Barrie they founded the architectural practice known as Todd Architects of which she was a director, company secretary and lead interior design consultant. With her influence and backing Todd Architects expanded from its base in Belfast, establishing offices in London and Dublin employing over eighty architects and designers. Trish Todd is Jill’s mum.
Malcolm Dickson Malcolm is the Director of Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow, a gallery and education resource which embraces different genres of photography from photographic artists locally, nationally and internationally. He coordinates an inclusive and diverse programme and has curated many of its solo shows, as well as projects elsewhere. Recent writing includes an essay in the book 'Growing Up in the New Age – Marjolaine Ryley' (Daylight, USA, March 2013) and a chapter in the book ‘Rewind: British Artists’ Video in the 1970s & 1980s’ (John Libbey Publishing, Sept 2012). He is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Dundee University.

 

Anne Lyden Anne is International Photography Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland and responsible for a collection of 34,000 photographs. Previously, she was an associate curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, where she curated numerous exhibitions including the work of Hill and Adamson, Eileen Cowin, Frederick H. Evans, Simryn Gill, Paul Strand, and Carrie Mae Weems. The author of several publications, Annie’s most recent book is ‘A Royal Passion: Queen Victoria and Photography’ (Getty Publications, 2014)