In 1978, Paul Glazier first visited and started photographing the remote island of Vatersay in the Outer Hebrides at age twelve. Glazier captured the changing faces of the community and the personal histories of the families that lived there over the following decades, as part of his broader artistic practice making still images, paintings, drawings and audio recordings. Paul continues this long form project today and sees no reason for it to cease.
In this talk presented by Malcom Dickson and Photoworks, Street Level, Glasgow Paul presents a small selection from his large archive of images, which evoke not only a sense of the natural beauty of the place but also of the people. Paul is joined by Flora Nisbet (née Gillies), a native of Vatersay and UNP founder/curator Grant Scott, who has known Paul since they were both twelve years of age at school in South West London. They have remained friends ever since.
This event is part of Everything Flows, a specially curated coastal exhibition trail, programmed by Street Level Photoworks in partnership with regional venues and supported by EventScotland as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21.