REBECCA MARR photographer



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Woman and camera

Today is International Women’s Day – a celebration of women’s cultural achievements and a call for the acceleration of equality for women. Here are some of the photographers I most admire (every day of the year), and they are women. [header image Madame Yevonde 1965 self portrait National Portrait gallery] Anna Atkins (1799-1871) has been … Continue reading

Winter shows

Last night the Pier Arts Centre Christmas Open Exhibition opened. I’m showing two photographs of my favourite boat ‘Merlin II’. Every year the Merlin II is in dry dock for painting and maintenance on the warehouse pier. At night propped up on her cradle and lit by the pier lights she looks like an exhibit. … Continue reading

Exhibition Room Christmas Collection

I’m one of the artists exhibiting at the Exhibition Room in Kirkwall for the Old Library Christmas Collection Show. The opening is tomorrow Thursday 21 Dec at 7pm. The show runs to 18 January 2020. The work I have submitted includes two photographs of reeds taken in Westray and two of water plants at Harray … Continue reading


The Orcadian archipelago is a museum of archaeological wonders. Orcadia, the new book by Prof. Mark Edmonds is a wonderful tour of that museum. And I was fortunate enough to join Mark on the journey over the course of 18 months making photographs of the remarkable sites. The Orcadian archipelago is a museum of archaeological … Continue reading

Westray bound

I’m off to Westray to give the talk I was due to give last year before the storms decided otherwise. The header image of seal prints in the sand was photographed at Grobust, Westray earlier this year. It’s not my work I’ll be discussing at the talk but the rich congregation of photographers who have … Continue reading

Science Festival foraging at West Shore

Orkney Science Festival event coming up Sunday 8 September 10am-2pm SHORE AND SEAWEED WORKSHOPS Come out to the West Shore for four family-friendly activities. Learn to identify seaweeds and make your own seaweed artwork. Forage for pigments and mark-making materials – and for seaweeds and plants, and build a beach fire to cook a foraged … Continue reading