Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 August (11 – 7 pm)
A year ago, Edinburgh lost its specialist photographic bookshop, Beyond Words. But Beyond Words continues to thrive as an online mail-order business and runs stalls at photographic events.
For five days during the Festival, we are delighted to host a ‘pop-up’ Beyond Words shop in our meeting room located on the lower level.
So come along and find out about the services Beyond Words can offer and catch up with some of the finest photo books published in the last year. Highlights include a range of signed titles from Nazraeli Press, hard-to-find books from Japan – among them limited editions from new publisher Superlabo and Sugimoto’s Nature of Light, and a brand-new limited edition from Stephen Shore.
Beyond Words is delighted to announce that our pop up shop at Stills will culminate in two book signings on Saturday 13 August.
Paul Hill at 4 pm
Paul Hill is one of Britain’s most revered photographers and photographic educators. In the 1970s he was head of the ground-breaking Trent/Derby Creative Photography course – the forerunner of every art photography degree now available. In 1976, he and his late wife, Angela, established The Photographer’s Place, the first residential photography workshop in the UK, and a centre which influenced a generation of British photographers.
His book White Peak, Dark Peak is a classic work of landscape/documentary photography. Approaching Photography remains a hugely influential exploration of the creative process of photography.
Paul Hill will be signing copies of his latest book, Corridor of Uncertainty
“The book is an instinctive response to the uncertain and new world I entered without my best friend and constant companion of 42 years who died in 2006.” (Paul Hill)
Corridor of Uncertainty is a metaphorical meditation on loss and pain, despair and hope, beauty and banality, and seeming to be in a foreign country without a map, where reactions range from pity to incredulity. Although a very personal journey, it has resonances for a wide audience.
Stephen McLaren at 5 pm
Stephen McLaren is a renowned street photographer and co-author of Street Photography Now, the bestselling compilation of the work of 46 contemporary image-makers noted for their candid depictions of everyday life in our streets.
Stephen is a Scottish freelance photographer, workshop leader and writer currently based in London. He will be signing copies of the newly published paperback edition of Street Photography Now.
For further information on the ‘pop-up’ shop and these signings, please contact Neil on 01620 895985 or 07530 217288 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please also contact Neil if you cannot attend but would like to reserve a signed copy of one or both books.