2020 FESTIVAL EXHIBITION

Out of the Blue

Part one

Saskia Coulson & Colin Tennant

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Out of the Blue was a year-long photography project that explored and documented South West Scotland's commercial seafood industry. 

The work documents the people, places and environments that support and shape locally landed seafood around the Solway Coast.

Seafood has sustained the people of southern Scotland for the past 10,000 years and is still an integral part of local and rural life. However, the industry is often misunderstood or ignored.

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This body of work provides an important record and offers an insight into the lives of those working within the industry.

The work aims to raise awareness and understanding about locally caught seafood and the important role it plays in supporting and sustaining rural economies and communities in this overlooked corner of Scotland.

This series of images were created onboard ‘Susan Bird’, a scallop boat skipped by Steven Girgan and based in the town of Kirkcudbright.

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About the artists

Coulson & Tennant are an award winning photography and filmmaking partnership who use visual storytelling to create artistic, documentary and environmental work for a wide range of clients and organisations as well as personal projects. To do this, they collaborate with many different communities and individuals and draw inspiration from historical, creative and ecological references.

Website: www.wearectproductions.com
Instagram: @c.t.productions