About the Dick Scott Stewart Archive
The Dick Scott-Stewart Archive was set up to preserve the negatives and original prints and to promote Dick Scott-Stewart's contribution to photography. It aims to preserve the signature images alongside the sets of pictures that make up projects and narratives of their particular time.
The Dick Scott Stewart Archive houses Dick Scott Stewart's photographs taken from the mid 1960s until 2002. The collection are predominately black and white images. These are the ones represented on this site. The pictures are of people and places mainly in London and Great Britain and record aspects of three decades, the 70s, 80s and 90s.
During his training Dick absorbed many of the influences and language of the great American and European photographers, and painters, and from there developed his own distinctive style. This not only uses the powerful possibilities of contrast in black and white photography "going for the black", and a painter's eye for composition, but also visible compassion and humour.
A retrospective exhibition was set up at the 286 gallery in London in 2004. The year 2013 saw the publishing of four books. 'Dick Scott-Stewart Photography' contains over one hundred great images taken from the collection. 'Dick Scott-Stewart The Gaze', shows the great dignity and presence of people living on the edge of society. 'Dick Scott-Stewart People and other Animals', are portraits of well known people, unknown people and animals - a wry look at humanity. 'Dick Scott-Stewart Wrestling' is a hilarious collection of pictures of wrestling at Battersea Arts Centre in London in the 1980s.
The books are available for purchase at:
Dick Scott-Stewart in Other Collections
The collection of Dick Scott-Stewart's 1970s fairground pictures (in both black and white and colour), can be found at the National Fairground Archive: www.nfa.dept.shef.ac.uk.
The Museum of London houses examples of Dick's London gangs and street life in the 1980s: www.museumoflondonprints.com.
Recent Acquisitions and Exhibitions
Museum of London: Dick Scott-Stewart, 'Stomping Grounds' (22nd May-18th September 2016).
Art Bermondsey Project Space: Dick Scott Stewart, 'These Times' (6th December 2016-7th January 2017).
In 2016, Dick Scott-Stewart's portrait of Derek Jarman was included in the National Portrait Gallery collection.
The whole archive is moving into the University of the Arts London's archive in 2017.
Please contact Mog Scott-Stewart with any questions or queries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, those wanting to reproduce any of Dick Scott-Stewart's images should contact Bridgeman Images at www.bridgemanimages.com/en-GB/.