Studies for Mind Print sale
20 July 2020
Studies for Mind - the photographic print sale which is raising money for mental health charity, Support in Mind - adds more photographers to its offering
The print sale which runs until July 24 has added more names to its already extensive roster of photographers. Some names to join the project include Chris Close, Sophy Rickett, Ross Gillespie and Tricia Malley.
© Peter Dibdin
Each print is priced at £50, with all proceeds going to Support in Mind - a Scottish organisation providing crucial support and resources to those living with mental health issues, particularly under the ongoing strain of Covid-19.
The now 60+ strong sale spanning portrait, documentary and still life photography features work by artists Jane Brettle, Calum Colvin, Wendy McMurdo, Susan Derges, Garry Fabian Miller, David Eustace and Norman McBeath and emerging talents such as Oana Stanciu, Margaret Mitchell, Ilisa Stack, Alice Myers and more.
Among the prints, Edinburgh based Douglas Corrance has donated his striking 1976 black and white picture of a woman standing in Charlotte Square while London based Karen Knorr explores privilege and wealth with the opulent picture of a wolf with a parrot and monkey on its back in a stately home.
© Karen Knorr
Fast becoming one of the UK’s premier portrait photographers - shortlisted for Portrait of Britain Award last year - Glasgow based Simon Murphy has donated his picture of Scottish playwright, John Byrne to the sale while Sekai Machache’s donated work brings to the fore the contradictions and inherent biases present in societies’ representations of black women with an image of herself with red painted hands.
© Chris Leslie
Studies in Photography - the biannual journal published by the Scottish Society for the History of Photography - are working with Support in Mind to conduct the sale of works which has already reached buyers around the world including Japan, United States, United Arab Emirates and across Europe.
“We’ve had a phenomenal response to the sale so far and are so grateful to the generosity of photographers and buyers contributing,” says photographer and organiser Rebecca Milling.
“This is an unusual opportunity to buy affordable photography by established artists, and help raise funds for Support in Mind who are doing essential work to provide mental health support services at a really challenging time.”
The Studies for Mind sale ends on July 24. The full suite of prints can be found at studiesinphotography.com