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Stills is 40 years old!

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This year, Stills is 40 years old!

In this anniversary year, we are celebrating our history and looking ahead to an exciting future for photography in Scotland.

Our 40th anniversary programme includes a range of activities from gallery exhibitions, off-site displays and creative learning projects to photography lectures, courses and a fundraising auction.

Get involved and watch this space for more information coming soon.


4 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
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Exhibition open daily: 11am - 3.30pm 

FRINGE Comedy Performance: 4pm - 5pm each day (except 14th), FREE (non-ticketed)

Location: Stills’ Project Space (lower ground level) 

Taken from his third book, COMEDIANS BACK TO FRONT, ‘Clicking Comedians’ is a collection of fine art photographs of comedians back stage and front of stage taken by photographer and comedian Steve Best.

Steve Best’s many years on the comedy circuit has allowed him to build trust with some of the funniest people on earth. This exclusive access has given him an opportunity to take hundreds of intimate, deeply moving images from the very new comedians, the seasoned professional, to the downright famous.

Steve’s first book, COMEDY SNAPSHOT, a collection of his photographs of 427 comedians with their jokes and quirky facts, became an instant classic. ‘It’s a book designed to be dipped in and out of at random – to plunge full-in would be like guzzling all your chocolate box at once; but each morsel is deliciously rich.’ Chortle.

Its sequel, JOKER FACE will be published by Unbound and Penguin Random House this summer (exclusively available at Stills throughout the festival).

FRINGE Comedy Performance: 4pm - 5pm each day (except 14th August)

Steve Best tells his story behind the photos he’s taken of Britain’s finest stand-up comedians, the unique access into the comedy world and his Herculean efforts to turn all this into a book.

He has performed all over the world including South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bosnia, South Africa, Holland, Denmark, The Falkland Islands, and Southend on Sea. He plans to go further afield. He has been on huge nationwide tours with Frank Skinner, Craig Charles and Omid Djalili. He has been on TV (a few times). 

Further information is available on the Fringe website here


Stills 40th Anniversary Auction | Call for Donations

18 Aug 2017 - 18 Sep 2017

Stills 40th Anniversary Auction | Call for Donations

Stills turns 40 in October!

To celebrate, and to raise much-needed funds to support our future work, we are launching a major £40K fundraising campaign.

The campaign will kick off on the 20th October with a benefit auction, where works by established photographers and emerging talent will be available to bid on.

Love Stills and want to help? 

We are currently accepting donations to be included in the sale. 

  • Prints must be no bigger than A4 in size and be a photograph (of any description). No mounts or frames are required.
  • The auction lots will be anonymous! Names of those donating work will be used in publicity material, but the specific photographs will remain unidentified until after the bidding has closed and the winners are announced.
  • All works featured in the auction will be available to view online after the submission deadline and at Stills for three days prior to the auction event. During this time, bids will be accepted online.
  • The auction will conclude at an evening event on Friday 20th October where photographers will be identified and the winning bidders will be announced.
  • The deadline for submissions is Monday 18th September at 5pm.
  • Please see the attached ‘Submission Guidelines’ below for all Terms & Conditions and any further information.

Submission Guidelines

Donation Form

Further details about the auction event and how to bid on prints will be announced closer to the time.


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