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The Sun Worshippers

David Hill and Robert Adamson were the first in the world to realise the artistic potential of photography. This creative Scottish partnership of artist and scientist worked at a furious pace, producing more than 3,000 beautiful images - lit only by the sun - in just three years in the 1840s. Their new art was avant garde, exciting and controversial - Victorian Edinburgh's Shock of the New.

This film celebrates Hill and Adamson's legacy by blending dramatisation of the two men and their subjects - from the radical Free Kirk ministers and the Edinburgh intelligentsia  to soldiers and fisherfolk - with documentary footage of modern photographers at work. Among them are Lord Snowdon - photographing Robbie Coltrane - and Chris Steele-Perkins of Magnum.

Credits

Producer - Seona Robertson
Director - Les Wilson
Executive Producers - Ewan Angus & Steve McIntyre

BBC Scotland