Biography

Brian Cathie is a Glasgow based photographer who first started photography seriously in 2008 when he joined Kirkintilloch Camera Club, as a member there his love and enthusiasm for his photography grew.

In 2013 he was delighted to gain the ‘Credit award from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain’ (CPAGB), and was further delighted when he was accepted to become a member of the Scottish Photographic Circle the following year.

In 2017 Brian added Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS) to his achievements when he was awarded the distinction after submitting a successful print panel.

Brian has been active in national and international competitions, with his photographic works being accepted and exhibited in more than 30 countries around the world. In 2018 he achieved the distinction of ‘Artiste Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique' (AFIAP) before going on to gain the level of ‘Excellence’ (EFIAP) early in 2020 and most recently 'Excellence/bronze' (EFIAP/b) in 2022.

Among his photographic awards is a FIAP Gold Medal at the Scottish International Salon in 2019 for ‘Best monochrome landscape’ an achievement of which he is particularly proud. The winning image titled 'The Thaw Begins' can be viewed here.

Brian also has awards from the Global Photographic Union (GPU) and has added Crown 1 and Crown 2 distinctions in March 2021 and August 2021 respectively.

Outside of Scotland Brian has a particular fondness for the Northumberland coast and Iceland, however his heart will always be in Scotland and he was very pleased to become a member of the 'Society of Scottish Landscape Photographers' a group dedicated to environmental awareness and the promotion of Scotlands landscape. Brian is also proud to be a member of Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography and is dedicated to following the Nature First Principles:

 

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