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Football themed photography exhibition

Post by ScottishFA » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:46 pm

Coming up soon at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, The Ties That Bind is the work of four photographers who are part of Document Scotland. It opens on 26 September, admission free, and further details are here: ... -scotland/

One of them, Colin McPherson, specialises in football, and this is what the publicity blurb has to say about him:

Colin McPherson’s contribution to The Ties That Bind is entitled “When Saturday Comes”, after the eponymous football magazine which has commissioned McPherson over the last 10 years to photograph football culture both in Scotland and further afield. An ardent football fan himself, McPherson has used the opportunity to explore the game at all levels, although for this exhibition he has focused on lower-league football and the rituals associated with the sport; his photographs explore the sense of belonging and commitment shown by supporters, players and those charged with running clubs – from Berwick Rangers to Fraserburgh. For a lot of people football is an experience first encountered at the community level of village youth clubs and small town teams. As a weekend ritual it draws people together on the stands or grassy verges in all weather and seasons to celebrate or commiserate over the game at hand. This sense of engagement and loyalty is one that is echoed around the land every Saturday.

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