2017 Call for Photographers!

SPECTRA, in conjunction with Aberdeen City Council and Curated Place, are looking to commission a photographer for our 2017 event.

Our international light festival features works of art by a range of local, national and international artists centred in 4 main city centre sites in Aberdeen. This signature festival is now in its fourth year and serves to showcase the city’s cultural status to the rest of the world.

We are looking for a professional photographer with significant experience of taking photos in low-light or at night, documenting public events, and producing high quality work for print and online platforms.


Primarily we are looking for 35 royalty free images of the event as follows:

  • The event as a whole (specifically showing the scale of the event)
  • Group shots – in general and at individual installations
  • Individual installations
  • Interactive activities
  • Community engagement projects
  • School engagement projects
  • Hero shots
  • Landmarks of Aberdeen included in the event

Whilst we will require stock images for future marketing use, the successful photographer is encouraged to seek out unique and creative opportunities to capture the relevant imagery too.

All applications must be received via Public Contract Scotland by 12 noon on Monday November 21st 2016.  If you wish to bid for this commission you must register as a supplier on Public Contract Scotland (super straightforward to do this) and then drop us an email to Zmalleysmith@aberdeencity.gov.uk to let us know you have registered.  We will then send you on the quick quote link to allow you to submit an application.