Scottish Premiere of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay
Edinburgh Napier University is delighted to host the Scottish Premiere of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with film Co-producer and Director Grant Scott alongside Malcolm Dickson, Director of Street Level Photoworks, Ben Harman, Director of Stills Gallery, Edinburgh Napier Honorary Fellow, Robin Gillanders, and Annie Lyden of The National Galleries of Scotland.
William 'Bill' Jay was a photographer, writer on and advocate of photography, curator, magazine and picture editor, lecturer, public speaker and mentor. He was the first editor of "the immensely influential magazine" Creative Camera (1968–1969); and founder and editor of Album (1970–1971). He is the author of more than 20 books on the history and criticism of photography, and roughly 400 essays, lectures and articles. His own photographs have been widely published, including a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is known for his portrait photographs of photographers.