Institute for Photography in Scotland

IPS Season of Photography 2015


Portrait of Home

Arpita Shah

Barmulloch Community Centre & Molendinar Community Centre

17 Aug – 1 Oct

Portrait of Home is a collection of photographs of families based in Scotland who also have cultural roots in other Commonwealth countries. This work celebrates Scotland's links to the Commonwealth, visually representing how migration between these countries has shaped the national and cultural identity of contemporary Scotland.

The exhibition comprises images of families from the Shetland Islands, to Stirling, to here in Glasgow. Some of them have been settled in Scotland for up to four generations, and others include family members who arrived just in the last few years


Barmulloch Community Centre
Molendinar Community Centre

The Shittu Family
The Shittu Family, Nigeria / Scotland – Arpita Shah