An illustrated talk – The Early Photographers of Birnam, Dunkeld, & Perthshire by photographer & author Roben Antoniwiecz based on the recently published book The Early Photographers of Perthshire

BRdrIIThursday, 9 February 2017, @ 7pm @ The Birnam Reader, Station Road, Birnam: bookshop & coffeehouse (Great Coffee, Great Ctepopjpegakes – check out their Facebook site!)

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Published in late 2016, the aim of The Early Photographers of Perthshire (Roben Antoniewicz & Paul S. Philippou, Tippermuir Books) is to shine a light on Birnam, Dunkeld, and Perthshire’s part in Scottish photographic history. It is also a celebration and archive of the contributions, large and small, made by Perthshire’s early photographers. The book includes chapters on A. F. Mackenzie (‘Birnam’s Photographic Mainstay’) whose Station Road studio stood directly across from the Birnam Reader (see photo above, c1908) and Beatrix & Rupert Potter (‘Celebrity Amateurs’); as well as information on lesser- known local photographers including James Murray and William Young, as well as photographs of the Birnam Hotel fire of 1912