150 years of photography captured by Perthshire Photographic Society

September 25, 2017 by Perthshire Creates

From the early days of the Perthshire Photographic Society to modern-day, the current exhibition celebrating 150 years of photography in the Perthshire Society of Natural Science (PSNS) at the Civic Hall, 2 High Street, beautifully captures the developing techniques and varied different styles of this art form.  Running for another 6 days, its free to visit and open between 10-5pm until Saturday 30 September.

The photographic images include landscape images from across the world, portraiture, wildlife, street photography and playful quirky images.  Some of the earliest images are those taken by Magnus Jackson who became a member in 1877, he later became Vice-President in 1884.  He produced a vast volume of work which included capturing the people of Perthshire, its businesses, buildings, and estates.

There are many other images which are a visual history of Perth over the years, and some visitors are being transported back in time when they see some of the images and the people they portray.  Images taken by Dr W H Findlay, also a past president of the both the PSNS and the Photographic Society, have recorded Perth’s townscape and the people from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.

Landscape Photography is well represented with a variety of images taken close to home and further afield and is explained in the exhibition as being ‘the visual equivalent of a poem’ recording ‘what the photographer has observed hidden beneath the mere description of rock, tree, land, sea & sky’.

In addition, members interests also include documentary, abstract and creative photography. The Perthshire Photographic Society is open to photographers of all ability who share a passion for photography in all its forms.

Meeting weekly from October to March at the AK Bell Library, Perth, meetings are geared to help members learn from each other and improve their photographic vision.  As a society, they often run talks, workshops, presentations, competitions and occasional summer excursions.

Seeing the selected images in this exhibition may well inspire you to join, more information can be found on The Perthshire Photographic Society’s (PPS) website or the PPS Facebook Page, or simply grab a moment to pop into the exhibition and enjoy the many images on show.