Robert Blomfield: Student of Light

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition


A landmark archive of acclaimed street photographer Robert Blomfield (1938-2020) has been deposited at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections. Born in Leeds, Blomfield moved to Edinburgh in 1956 to study medicine. He arrived in the city as an enthusiastic amateur who was never without a camera around his neck and, over the next decade, honed his skills as a prolific street photographer. This exhibition celebrates Blomfield’s time as a student at the University.
Period6 May 2202
Event titleRobert Blomfield: Student of Light
Event typeExhibition
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • photography
  • Blomfield
  • student life
  • Edinburgh
  • street photography
  • archives