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All The World’s A Stage – Anneleen Lindsay – 3rd to 29th April

April 2017 – Reflection

The next DCC meeting will be on April 6th 2017 at Stills.

Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm start.

The theme is Reflection.

Possible interpretations could include:
Actual reflections in windows, water, mirrors.
Self reflection.

Some photographers to consider:
V&A collection.
Marie-Claire Montanari
Lee Friedlander
Daniel Kulka

Bring one or more printed photographs, to be displayed on the wall and be prepared to say a few words to explain the idea behind your image.

New attendees are very welcome and if you just want to watch rather than display work that is fine. The DCC does not have a formal membership structure. Attendees are asked to make a £3 donation directly to Stills on the night to help them maintain their facilities for our use.


Bookmarks Artists’ Book Fair – 29th March 2017 at ECA

Bookmarks 2017
DCC members work will be on show at the Edinburgh and Elsewhere stall in the ECA Sculpture Court on the 29th March from 4pm to 8pm. If you missed the Fruitmarket last month don’t miss seeing the diverse range of photo books, journals, ‘zines and illustrations.

Edinburgh and Elsewhere

Photobook Group March 2017

The next meeting of the Photobook Group will be at the Checkpoint Cafe at 11am on Tuesday March 21st.

It’s a small, informal gathering. Just bring one Photobook to discuss with the Group while you have a cup of coffee.

The meeting is usually over by 12 noon.

TALK: David Eustace in conversation with Alex Hamilton

Book via Eventbrite – Stills, Centre for Photography

Thursday 9th March 2017, 6PM

David Eustace in conversation with Alex Hamilton, Chair of the Scottish Society for the History of Photography (SSHoP).

Fruitmarket Artists’ Book Market – 2017 February 25th and 26th

DCC members work will be on show at the Edinburgh and Elsewhere stall at the Fruitmarket gallery at the end of the month. The Artists’ Book Market is open from 11am to 6pm on Saturday the 25th and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday the 26th. Come along and say ‘hello’ and enjoy looking at the diverse range of photo books, journals and ‘zines.

Edinburgh and Elsewhere

Democratic Camera Club 2016

Sixth annual book containing photos by DCC members. Edited and designed by John Sumpter.

Ideas of Beauty – Catalogue

Ideas of Beauty catalogue. Edited and designed by John Sumpter.

Stills 10×8 Auction

Click through the image to see how to bid on work for an excellent cause.


November 2016 – Re-creation

The next Democratic Camera Club will take place on Thursday 3rd November at 7pm at Stills.

The theme is ‘Re-creation/Re-staging’, which will be introduced by R. Eric Swanepoel. Eric explains as follows:

“Re-staging/re-creating old photographs is extremely popular, to judge by social media. Typically adults re-create childhood photographs, posing as they appeared as infants or children. While many of these attempts are humorous, some are poignant commentaries on ageing and the way relationships change with time.

Another popular genre is the re-creation of well-known works of art (e.g. paintings, street art and album covers) in photographic form. Such photographs range from the merely humorous to the extremely creative and artistic, and several make political points, be these environmental or political. Tom Hunter’s work provides an excellent example of social commentary, while Bill Gekas uses a single child model to re-create/re-stage many famous paintings. Nick Stem has re-created/re-staged several of Banksy’s iconic works.

Of course, simply photographing particular scenes from the same viewpoints they were photographed from many years previously is also popular, though arguably not particularly interesting from an artistic point of view.

Arguably, the best examples of re-creation/re-staging tick several of the boxes mentioned above, while also being technically excellent.

We shall look at some examples of re-creation/re-staging, with an emphasis on the first two broad categories. The presentation will conclude with an imaginative music video illustrating one of the categories.

After the break, attendees are invited to present their own works on the theme, as usual.”

Please donate £3 directly to Stills to help them maintain their facilities for our use.

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