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"Alex Boyd's images represent a major addition to the tradition of modern landscape photography"

Robert Macfarlane, Author

Alex Boyd is a Scottish Photographer, Saltire Award nominated writer, and curator whose work explores remote and Northern landscapes.

His work has been widely exhibited with solo exhibitions at the Scottish Parliament, as well as group shows at The Royal Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy and The Royal Ulster Academy. 

He was given a Dewar Award for his series ‘Sonnets’,  a collaboration with Poet Laureate Edwin Morgan, and a Winston Churchill Fellowship to help develop his landscape work with Victorian processes such as wet-plate collodion and photo-gravure.

In 2012 Boyd was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art (FRSA). He has worked alongside photographers such as Rankin, and trained under Japanese master printer Takeshi Shikama. His work is held in several national collections such as the National Gallery of Scotland, The Royal Photographic Society, The Royal Scottish Academy, as well as private collections across the world.

Currently working with antique photographic processes, In March 2012 Boyd appeared in a new BBC series and book on the history of Victorian photography, and in 2013 with photographer Rankin talking about the work of Hill & Adamson. In 2013 he was announced as the Royal Scottish Academy's Artist in Residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye.  He has been Artist in Residence for North Ayrshire, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Cill Rialaig, as well as An Lanntair in the Outer Hebrides, where he worked as a curator.

A contributing Arts Editor for The Island Review, Boyd's first book St Kilda - The Silent Islands (Luath Press) was released in 2018, with a second book Isle of Rust (Luath Press) due out in 2019.

Work represented in the following collections:

The National Galleries of Scotland, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Photographic Society, The National Media Museum, The University of Glasgow, St Andrews University, North Ayrshire Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, The University of the Highlands & Islands, Highland Print Studio, Cape Farewell,  The Scottish Maritime Museum, NHS Greater Glasgow & New South Glasgow Hospitals, BC Partners, Cigna, The Yale Center for British Art, The V&A