Colin James Tennant (born 1982) is Scottish documentary and fine art photographer, film maker and visual artist.


Colin James Tennant

Colin is a graduate from Glasgow School of Art’s fine art photography department, his work has been exhibited in galleries in the UK and abroad including the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Getty Images Gallery in London and Exit Art in New York. He has work in both private and public collections in the UK.

His work has been published in many national and international press and media outlets including The Guardian Newspaper, The Independent and Scotland on Sunday..


2016 The Photography Show, Birmingham (successful contemporary photography panel – selected speaker)

2015 Environmental Arts Festival Scotland (selected artist, photography exhibition)

2015 Out of the Blue, Kirkcudbright (Solo Exhibition, Photography)

2014 Parking Space, NCP Car Park, Dumfries (co-curator & contributor, photography/projection installation)

2012 In-between, Multiple venues, Dumfries (lead artist, public art project & conference)

2012 Life Through A Lens, Aberdeen (Lead Artist, 9-month photography project)

2012 First Foot, The Stove Building, Dumfries (co-curator, video projection/moving image installation)

2011 Decade, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries (group exhibition, photography)

2010 Hinterland, Whitehouse Gallery, Glasgow (group exhibition, photography)

2010 Drumchapel Community Centre, Glasgow (artist in residence)

2010 Re-charge, Getty Images Gallery, London (group exhibition, photography)

2010 Summer mix tape vol 1, Exit Art Gallery, New York (group exhibition, photography)

2010 The DIY Show, High Street (Temp Gallery), Glasgow (group exhibition, mixed media)

2009 Project Room, The Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow (group exhibition, photography)


2012 Visual Artist Award (VACMA) – Creative Scotland & Dumfries & Galloway Council

2012 Prices Scottish Youth Business Trust, Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Gold Award

2010 Getty Images / The Independent – ‘Recharge’, Top Ten Shortlist, Honorary Mention

2009 Gracefield Arts Centre – ‘Sleeping Men’ photographic print purchased for permanent collection


2013 Guest Lecturer, University West of Scotland, Creative Industries Practice

2012 Guest Lecturer, University West of Scotland, Creative Industries Practice



The Independent

The Herald

Scotland on Sunday

The List Magazine

The Arts Journal

Environmental Arts Festival Scotland (Festival Programme)

Nemours Mansions (USA museum publication)


The Herald

St Andrews University


KEENPRESS Photography ApS

The Cultural Enterprise Office

Scotland Re:Designed

Spring Fling Open Studios (now Upland)

Wigtown Book Festival