Robert Blomfield practised street photography across the UK from the 1950s to the 1970s, beginning in Edinburgh, where he studied medicine. He adopted an unobtrusive fly-on-the-wall approach, seeking interesting or amusing scenes in the rapidly changing post-war period.
A subsequent medical career meant that Blomfield’s vast collection of images – which carry echoes of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Vivian Maier – remained largely unseen, until a stroke forced him to put down his camera in 1999.
The exhibition displays a selection of this stunning private archive, documenting the dramatic shifts taking place in Edinburgh’s urban landscape during the 1960s. It includes candid shots of children playing amongst crumbling tenements, student life and evolving architecture, offering a rare opportunity to reappraise our understanding of Scottish culture at that time.
Exhibition in partnership with Robert Blomfield and Family.
Join us at a very special Carol Service in Edinburgh to remember those who are missing at Christmas.
Our annual Carol Service in Edinburgh, on Wednesday 12th December, will feature musical performances and readings from families with missing loved ones and supporters of the charity. Missing People Carol Services are a very poignant time for those missing someone they love to come together in a supportive space in solidarity and hope at Christmas.
This year we’ll celebrate the charity’s 25th anniversary – 25 years of supporting missing people, and those affected by a disappearance.
All proceeds from this event will go towards Missing People’s annual Home for Christmas appeal, which hopes to raise funds to enable our free, 24/7 helpline to run over the Christmas period.
If you have a loved one missing, or have had a loved one go missing in the past, please contact our Services Team on 116 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before booking to request a special ticket code for a free seat.