Brian Cathie is a Glasgow based photographer who started photography seriously in 2008 when he joined Kirkintilloch Camera Club, now his love and enthusiasm for his photography continues as a member of Queens Park Camera Club after joiming in 2021.

In 2013 he was delighted to gain the first of his distinctions, a ‘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 became a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS) when he was awarded the distinction after submitting a successful print panel.

His photographic works have been 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). Early 2020 saw him achieve ‘Excellence’ (EFIAP) followed by the 'Excellence/bronze' (EFIAP/b) award in 2022. As well as the FIAP distictions the international competitions have gained him the Global Photographic Union (GPU) Crown 1 and Crown 2 distinctions in March 2021 and August 2021 respectively.

In November 2022  the 'Distinction award from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain’ (DPAGB) was added to Brians list of successes.

More recently his focus has been on competing in the BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions) with BPE*1 being achieved in April 2023 followed by BPE*2 in October 2023

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.

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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