Show to exhibit new digital dimension

MORE than 750 photographs, taken by over 200 people, are to be exhibited in Inverness next week, as part of a year-long celebration of Highland culture.

The exhibition forms the basis of a photography competition where the judges are looking for “the most stunning and inventive expressions of distance in a contemporary Highlands and Islands context, with some sort of connection to Highland 2007’s main themes: arts, environment, heritage, language, science and sport”.

The Highland Exposure competition has been organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Distance Lab – which descibes itself as a ‘digital media and communication technologies research institute’.

The exhibition will be mounted in a temporary gallery space next to the Tourist Information Centre on Bridge Street, Inverness from Thursday 7 to Sunday June 17 and open to the public, free of charge.

The photographs having been taken digitally, the exhibition space will not be static. Plus, visitors will have the opportunity to record their feedback as audio messages.

Says Stefan Agamanolis, chief executive of Distance Lab: “Distance Lab was set up to address both technology and artistic creation. This event will allow us to move away from the traditional static photographic exhibition so that digital technology can present images in new and innovative ways.”