Edinburgh International Festival photographer

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The International Festival and The Morton Charitable Trust were joining forces to award emerging photographers the role of Edinburgh International Festival Photographer. 

Good quality photography is one of the cornerstones of the International Festival’s visual identity. By capturing the International Festival through strong, sophisticated and impactful images, the Photographer aided the organisation by representing the inspirational artists and cultural experiences that the International Festival presented. Each year, we looked for a photographer who could capture images that were sophisticated and impactful and communicated with energy the experience of the International Festival.

The position allowed the photographer to develop their contacts with a range of media outlets, artists, venues and agencies throughout the International Festival period, providing a strong launch pad for their future career in the profession.

The role was for an emerging photographer based or studying in Scotland and was supported by a £3,500 award.

The Photographer worked closely with International Festival staff to capture all aspects of our events, giving them access to artists, staff, rehearsals, audiences and events to bring together a rich portfolio of images. The Photographer explored the International Festival behind the scenes – attending rehearsals, capturing social events, documenting artists in the city, and witnessing first hand the work that goes in to making the International Festival happen, as well as capturing the audience experience and the buzz across the city throughout August.

The Photographer’s work was showcased online and is promoted across Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and more. An exhibition of their work was mounted each autumn at The Hub, Edinburgh’s Festival Centre.

The Edinburgh International Festival Photographer was supported by The Morton Charitable Trust.