The National Galleries of Scotland are delighted to announce the opening of Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Transportation Photographs from the National Galleries of Scotland. This free exhibition is now on at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh until Sunday 13 January 2019.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles is the third in a series of thematic exhibitions exploring the exceptional permanent collection of photography at the National Galleries of Scotland.
Navigating land, sea and air, this exhibition takes a look at the variety of modes of transport used around the world from the 1840s onwards. This is a truly global look at travel, from pedal power to commercial airliners, via cars, horse-drawn carriages, sleighs, buses, and the occasional camel!
Navigating land, sea and air, this exhibition takes a look at the variety of modes of transport used around the world from the 1840s onwards.
From the early innovations in aerial photography by Alfred G Buckham, to the hypnotic collages of commercial airliners by Jeffrey Milstein, via the documentary scenes of class divide on ocean liners captured by Alfred Stieglitz, we see how transport is part of our everyday lives, be it the daily grind of commuting or the pleasure of holidays away. The exhibitions is also part of Edinburgh Arts Festival 2018.
Through work by the likes of Alfred G Buckham, Humphrey Spender and Alfred Stieglitz we examine how photography has been used to chart the technological innovations created by the desire to travel and the impact that transportation has on society. The exhibition shows how transport is part of our everyday lives, from the daily grind of commuting to the pleasure of holidays away.
For more information visit the National Galleries website at https://www.nationalgalleries.org/
Edinburgh is easily reached by car from our area and a park and ride is available from the Airport area to the city centre for anyone not wanting to drive right into the city. A visit to this exhibition would provide great day out while staying here in central Scotland.