NOTES was edited and guided by Scottish Photographers member Sandy Sharp and was published from 2003 to 2012, producing twenty-seven issues featuring the work of both its members and many others. Scottish Photographers was initiated by Sandy and Stewart Shaw in 2001 as a network of photographers who would come together to discuss and enjoy their work - at the time of the last issue of NOTES it had over 200 members. A history of Scottish Photographers can be found on the website of The Scottish Society for the History of Photography (SSHoP) here, with links to a more detailed chronology and an update on the activity of the group now.
Sandy Sharp was an active member of Glasgow Photography Group (GPG) which led to the establishment of Street Level in 1989 where he was a member of the Board of management for several years. Amongst many other ports of call as a photographer, Sandy's work was included in the fourth GPG exhibition at the Corridor Gallery in Fife, and his solo show 'Another World' was exhibited at Street Level in 2004, with an accompanying essay by Ray McKenzie.
An initiative to reignite NOTES was undertaken when a one-off magazine was published called Solas in 2013. In 2016 NOTES was relaunched as NOTES - Letters to Photography, with a new editorial board and published as a biannual journal as a way to contribute to artist-led discourses around photographic practice in Scotland.
NOTES Magazine Archive #1-27 (2003-2012)
The full archive of original issues of NOTES can be downloaded below. Simply click on the corresponding issue to view or download a scanned PDF version.
With thanks to Stewart Shaw and Sandy Sharp for originally providing these in 2015. Hard copies of NOTES are also held in the collection at Street Level Photoworks.
|Notes #1 Summer 2003||Notes #2 December 2003||Notes #3 June 2004||Notes #4 December 2004|
|Notes #5 Spring 2005||Notes #6 Autumn 2005||Notes #7 Winter 2005||Notes #8 Spring 2006|
|Notes #9 Summer 2006||Notes #10 Winter 2006||Notes #11 Spring 2007||Notes #12 Summer 2007|
|Notes #13 Winter 2007||Notes #14 Spring 2008||Notes #15 Autumn 2008||Notes #16 Winter 2008|
|Notes #17 Summer 2009
||Notes #18 Autumn 2009
|| Notes #19 Winter 2009
||Notes #20 Summer 2010|
|Notes #21 Autumn 2010||Notes #22 Winter 2010||Notes #23 Summer 2011||Notes #24 Autumn 2011|
|Notes #25 Winter 2011||Notes #26 Summer 2012||Notes #27 Autumn 2012|