NOTES is an artist-led Scottish periodical devoted to developing visual and critical discourses in contemporary photography. Its goals are to represent, examine and nurture Scottish photography thinking and practice through the creation of interdisciplinary and transnational connections.
The journal’s strapline, Letters to Photography, came to us as we looked through contributor Agathe Weiss’ material. During an early meeting, an image jumped out – this strange picture of a dirty, homeless envelope upon which the words “A letter to photography” was typed. We chose this image as our opening page because it creates a perfect metaphor for the dialogues we wish to generate.
Much to our surprise, as this first issue came together, the contributions began a natural dialogue with one another, with each piece sharing multiple connections and themes.