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Inspiration Point: Q&A 02/17

Inspiration Point, is a place for young people interested in the arts to find out more about the creative pathways available to them within their local area and beyond.

Beyond Braveheart And Nessie

Originally published on New York Times Lens blog. Today would have been Scotland’s first Independence Day.

instagram blog interview

An interview from the official Instagram blog.“Ginger is, by my classification, a spectrum from auburn to strawberry blond,” says Kieran Dodds (@kierandodds), a Scottish photojournalist whose country has one of the highest per capita populations of…

food banks- britain's hungry and hidden

Antonia and her partner Sergio work to feed their two children but struggle to make ends meet and have used emergency food aid in the past year. This week it was announced that over one million people received help from UK Food banks during the last…

Generation 2014 on

Article taken from CNN. com Scotland’s independence referendum is looming. And, unusually, among those who will be deciding whether to stay with the United Kingdom or split are Scotland’s 16- and 17-year-olds. Scottish photographer Kieran Dodds…

free scotland/ the political landscape

When a taxi driver in China asked me if Scotland was to be independent I thought I had missed some big news. That was 2007 when the SNP (Scottish National Party) had managed a landslide victory in a parliamentary system designed to prevent one party…

a picture is worth a thousand characters

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense.” Winston ChurchillThe power of persistence is vital as an independent…

the first question to ask every photographer

The wrong questionOn discovering the noble profession to which I am called, people always ask "What kind of photographer are you?" After some um-ing and ah-ing and wondering how to define myself I might reply- "I’m a poor/ I am an amazing…