Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Online: Ways of Seeing: Shutter Speed Talks

15th October, 2020 - 29th November, 2020

How have women photographers in Scotland taken control of their own image? The Ways of Seeing online symposium will reveal neglected stories of Scottish women in photography, including feminist social documentary photographer Franki Raffles, folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw and more.

Ways of Seeing: Women and Photography in Scotland – Shutter Speed Talks, Thursday 15th October to Sunday 29th November, Online


As well as three live panel events taking place on zoom the “Ways of Seeing” symposium also includes these pre-recorded ‘Shutter Speed’ talks. These snapshot presentations offer a glimpse the many stories of women and photography in Scotland. Watch the videos below to discover more about Victorian tintypes, the carte-de-viste craze or figures such as Hannah Jane Dunlop, Lady Anne Lindsay and Jessie Mann. You can find information on all the speakers here: Ways of Seeing Speaker Bios


Video title: The Mysterious Miss Mann
Presenter(s): Roddy Simpson



Video title: Hannah Jane Dunlop: The extraordinary photographic life of an “ordinary” woman
Presenter(s): Deborah Ireland



Video title: Materiality in the Archive: The Franki Raffles Collection
Presenter(s): Lydia Heeley & Weitian Liu



Video title: Women on the Margins in the George Washington Wilson Photography Collection
Presenter(s): Ashleigh Black and Áine Larkin

This presentation is in two parts.




Video title: On the Threshold: The Victorian tintype and working class women’s self-identity
Presenter(s): Sheila Masson



Video title: The Cartomania Phenomenon: The representation of aristocratic women in late Victorian carte de visites
Presenter(s): Audrey Mizzi


NTS Logo Trust Foundation USA Black

We would like to acknowledge the generosity of the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA, particularly Jeannie Campbell Redpath Becton.


Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267