Photography has been in Jamie Grant’s blood ever since his father took him on long hikes with a camera in the west coast of Scotland. Jamie went on to shoot a mix of landscape, travel and street photography in South America. After winning the John Brooks Travel Award he worked as a photojournalist in Bolivia for three years.
Since returning to Scotland in 2000 the majority of his commissioned work has been with NGOs, including the Scottish Refugee Council, WWF, John Muir Trust, the Scottish Wildlife Trust and Mercy Corps. Jamie has carried on with a reportage style, preferring to make an intuitive connection with the people and places that he photographs.
Most of Jamie’s work is now in digital, although he still shoots and hand print black and white landscapes with an old Leica M6 and a Hasselbladt 501CM. This for him is photography at its most simple and rewarding – nothing more, or less, than a luminous glimpse into our fleeting world.
Jamie’s landscape book ‘Winter of Glen Lyon’ was voted runner up for Scotland’s favourite photo nature book 2014. He published ‘The High Oak, a journey across Dartmoor’ in 2015. His latest book project, ‘Summer in South Georgia,’ was published by Watermill Books in August 2016.
RECENT PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS (2014 – 2017)
Watermil Gallery, Aberfeldy – Solo exhibition of colour and black and white photographs from South Georgia
Watermill Gallery, Abefeldy – Solo exhibition of black and white landscape photographs of Glen Lyon
National Gallery, Edinburgh (RSA) – Black and white landscape print of Loch an Daimh, Glen Lyon
Birnam Arts Centre, Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Aberfeldy Birks Cinema – Colour photographs of distilleries for From Burn to Bottle exhibition
Perth Museum, Perth – Colour photographs for Past, Present, Future exhibition
Perthshire Open Studios, Aberfeldy – Black and white landscape photographs of Glen Lyon
John Muir Trust Wild Space, Pitlochry – Black and white landscape photographs of Highland Perthshire
John Brooks Travel Award, 1997
Runner up for Scotland’s Favourite Nature Photo Book, 2014
Mairi Hedderwick Travel Bursary, 2016