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'Father of modern Scots photography' Joseph McKenzie dies

McKenzie Dundee 1 Image copyright Joseph McKenzie
Image caption Mr McKenzie's collection "Dundee - a City in Transition" was photographed in 1966

Photographer Joseph McKenzie, known by many as the "father of modern Scottish photography", has died aged 86.

Born in 1929, Mr McKenzie became a prolific photographer through the 1960s, documenting post-war Scotland.

After serving as a photographer in the RAF, he taught photography full-time at St Martins School of Art in London and then at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee.

He was elected an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society in 1954.

Mr McKenzie's work is held in public and private collections including those of the Scottish Arts Council, the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

His "Glasgow Gorbals Children" exhibition was shown in Edinburgh, Dundee and Dunfermline in 1965, and in 1966 he followed this up with "Dundee - a City in Transition" to commemorate the opening of the Tay Road Bridge.

Mr McKenzie died at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee earlier this month.

Image copyright Joseph McKenzie
Image copyright Joseph McKenzie
Image copyright Joseph McKenzie
Image copyright Joseph McKenzie
Image copyright Joseph McKenzie
Image copyright Joseph McKenzie
Image copyright Joseph McKenzie
Image copyright Joseph McKenzie
Image copyright Joseph McKenzie
Image copyright Joseph McKenzie

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