The Robert Trotter Photographic Collection

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 64 photographic images taken between 1995 and 2000. The images of street scenes in Glasgow and New York show musicians, market vendors and passers by against city centre architecture.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Trotter is a photographer from Dumbarton, near Glasgow who has undertaken street photography for over a decade. The collection comprises images and text from his exhibition 'New York, Glasgow: from the crowd' held at Glasgow School of Art School of Design Atrium Gallery in 2004. The images of varying sizes are in good condition. The collection emphasizes the similarity between city life in Glasgow and New York.


The collection is divided into two sections. The first section holds photographic prints numbered individually. The second contains post cards, each numbered individually and two numbered sheets of text that accompanied the exhibition.

Conditions Governing Access

Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections are open for research by appointment.

Alternative Form Available

Copies of the photographs are held by the photographer.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

51 photographic prints 38x25.5cm, 2 prints 119x84cm, 1 print 182.5x122cm, a catalogue of 10 postcards and two sheets of accompanying exhibition text.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Katy Iliffe, Volunteer, 15th September 2006. Imported into CALM by Susannah Waters, GSA Archivist 13th May 2008. Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

Custodial History

Donated by The Glasgow School of Art's School of Design, after the closure of the exhibition the material was moved to the Mackintosh Research Centre, Glasgow School of Art.

Related Material

There is no known related material.