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The Edinburgh College Photography Team

Ronnie Baxter

After studying at Napier College I worked as an advertising and commercial photographer for 30 years. Joining the successful photography lecturing team at Edinburgh College has allowed me the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience in the industry - which is something I enjoy immensely.

Claire Carr

I run a successful wedding and portrait photography business and have done since leaving Stevenson College in 2008.

I work part-time at Edinburgh College primarily on the Higher Photography course. As well as this I teach photography in schools and run photography activities for kids. 

With my personal photography work I like to experiment with alternative printing techniques.

Marjory Crooks

My first degree was in Painting at ECA. After working as a commercial designer in Scotland and Milan for Michele De Lucchi, Agea, & Vogue Itailia I completed a MDes in Computer Arts. Clients include Coats Vitella, Hodgsons, Emreco, M&S.  I now produce short films celebrating performers in storytelling, poetry, dance, drama and music and continue to paint in my spare time.  As Curriculum Manager for Photography I encourage independent and innovative ideas within the collegiate team to enable the emergence of new ways of seeing and working methodology. Student application of the aesthetic and technical knowledge gained on our courses to their concepts is crucial to survive in an extremely competitive and ever changing commercial Creative Industry.

David Grinly

David Grinly lectures in Research, Theory and Critical/Contextual studies from NC to Degree level, with a focus on photography and philosophy. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Time Based Art and an MSc in Electronic Imaging from the University of Dundee in 2005. He has also worked as a curator at Stills Centre for Photography, curating exhibitions of work by James Casebere, Caroline Douglas, Morwenna Kearsely and Evan Thomas. He also lectures at Stills covering photographic practice and courses on the history of photography. An exhibition of his work, ‘Alva’, opened in Stills in 2013. He has self-published a number of artist’s books and writings. His personal research focuses on historical and contemporary-continental aesthetics, and the post-medium development of the photographic vernacular.

Raymond Keith

After completing my PDA in Photography at Stevenson College I started my own Wedding & Portrait Photography business which Is still active. Shortly afterwards I was invited to start teaching at Stevenson college in 2009 teaching at all levels ranging from Level 5 to HND. I now teach primarily on the college full time entry level photography course - NPA: Photography & Media as well as our NC Course and School College Partnership. Away from wedding & social photography my personal work includes Environmental Portraiture and for the last 6 years I have been an Associate Member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers.

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Jon Lee

For the last fifteen years - following a career in commercial and advertising photography - I have been a lecturer of Photography at Edinburgh College. My responsibilities include, Course Leader for the BA in Professional Photography and teaching on the HND in Professional Photography courses. I am also an associate lecturer of Gray's School of Art and an external verifier for the Scottish Qualification Authority, specifically for HN Photography. Recently appointed External Examiner for Gloucestershire University BA (Hons) Editorial and Advertising Photography.

Graham McGirk

After a successfull career in photojournalism I was invited to become involved in education part time in 2000 and joined the staff of Edinburgh College full time in 2004, becoming Course Tutor for HND2 Professional Photography with responsibility for all aspects of the course and for the development of our exhibitions and international involvement. As an associate lecturer through Gray's School of Art, I also teach on the BA Professional Photography.

David Mcintyre

A full-time lecturer in Photography at Edinburgh College for the past eight years, working at every level to HN2. My delivery is  focused upon Portraiture, Corporate, Image Editing, Advertising and Graded Units. After completing my BA (Hons) at Edinburgh’s Napier University (94-97), I began working for a variety of music magazines and  editorial commissions. My personal work is very much influenced by my interest in arts, literature, politics and music.

Tony Scott

I studied at Newcastle College of Art, and then specialized in Photography at Napier College. For the last 30 years I have lectured at Stevenson (now Edinburgh) college, I have tutored at all levels and am currently responsible for the NC program.Outwith the college I am the Director of Communication Consultants a small company specializing in presentation techniques.I am the Senior Verifier and Principal Assessor for the Scottish Qualification Authority for all levels of Photography in Scotland. I am also the external assessor for the Institute of Medical Illustrators for Graphics and Photography. 

Susan Young

I have been teaching Photography in Edinburgh for 14 years at all levels up to HND over a wide range of disciplines, having studied Photography, Film & TV at Napier University from 1995-1998. My background before this initially lay within Media courses at college in London and working as a PA leading to working in the Marketing department at Channel Four for a period. I have also worked as a freelance photographer in Edinburgh/London & Australia, mainly in editorial work. I am also a founder member of The Photographers Collective. My personal work mainly concentrates on Portraiture and Documentary.

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