Photography and writing 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 where he worked as a journalist. 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 loose reportage style, preferring to make an intuitive connection with the people and places that he photographs.
Most of Jamie’s work is digital, although he still shoots and hand prints black and white landscapes with a 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' (Watermill Books) 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.
Jamie is currently working on a number of photographic projects, including a black and white study of Schiehallion, a new book on the Devon coast and nature imagery from a recent field trip to Yosemite National Park, USA.
He often gives talks on his photography, including at the Dundee Discovery Centre and the Winter Words Festival. Jamie is a founding member of the Silver Alchemy Collective which is dedicated to promoting analogue photography.
RECENT PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS (2014 – 2019)
Perth Civic Hall – Joint exhibition of black and white analogue portraits of artists with the ‘Silver Alchemy Collective’
Dundee Discovery Centre - Solo exhibition of colour and black and white photographs from South Georgia
Watermil Gallery, Aberfeldy - Solo exhibition of colour 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
Mairi Hedderwick Travel Bursary, 2016
Runner up for Scotland's Favourite Nature Photo Book, 2014
John Brooks Travel Award, 1997