Whilst lovers of hard-hitting photo-journalism or abstract art photography may leave this exhibition underwhelmed, those who admire high quality, composed images will be in sublime photographic heaven. Now in its 149th year, this prestigious exhibition celebrates print photography in its many diverse forms: still life, landscape, portraiture, photo-montage and nature photography are on offer. The exhibition feels a little sporadic with no central theme running through the works, which are occasionally overly posed and studied. Nevertheless, the technical skill displayed, in particular the admirable attention to light in the landscapes, as well as the subtle spontaneity and charm of several of the portraits, makes this a must for those interested in the work of the most skilled contemporary, global practitioners.
The Edinburgh Photographic Exhibition Centre, 7 Aug – 4 Sep, times vary, £3.00 – £4.00, fpp189.
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