Inspired by an older or a younger person?

Tommy Dick
Tommy Dick

Do you look up to a person from an older generation? Or is there a young person whom you really respect?

Local charities the Glenesk Trust and Angus Arts have a new photographic challenge as part of Scotland’s Luminate Festival.

The challenge is for anyone of any age to take a photographic portrait of someone from a different generation who inspires them.

As part of Luminate 2015 a range of portraits will be chosen and exhibited online, and as part of a pop-up photography exhibition touring to various community venues including halls, libraries, care homes and sports centres across Scotland during October -including a display at the Glenesk Retreat during the first week of the month.

“Luminate is a fairly new Scottish Festival,” explained Maria MacDonell who volunteers for both charities.”It is a celebration of creativity while we age, so it is relevant to everyone.

“We will have a food and film evening at the Retreat on October 2 as part of the festival and we are delighted to host the touring exhibition of photographs.”

Luminate ask that the submitted photos should include an object which says something about the sitter. Photographers are invited to write a few words about the person and their life. They welcome phone enquires on 0131 668 8066 or via email to

To guide and inspire you, Luminate have commissioned portraits from photographic artist Robin Gillanders, who has also shared some thoughts and tips on things you might like to think about when you’re setting up and taking your portraits. A selection of Robin’s images will also be included in the touring pop –up exhibition.

The deadline for entries is midnight on Monday, September 7, and full details of how to enter – along with Robin Gillanders’ images and advice – can be found on the Luminate website