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A photo book called IN this DAY and AGE which records life in the Outer Hebrides, is to receive its official launch in Taigh Chearsabhagh arts centre in Lochmaddy on September 22…before heading for Europe.

The book by John Kippin and Nicola Neate is a major publication of photographs with accompanying text and is due to be showcased at the Paris Photo Festival this autumn. The event takes place at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on November 12.

An open invitation has been extended for the free book launch.

Taigh Chearsabhagh Director Simon Hart will introduce the informal event, with photographers John and Nicola on hand to answer questions and sign books that are being sold at a discounted price.

The book is published by Kerber Verlag in Berlin. It has been supported by The Arts Council, the Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum + Arts Centre and the Leverhulme Trust.

Writing on the book's website (, the authors comment: "We are delighted with the new book and believe that it is a fitting resolution and legacy for our project."

They go on: "It hardly seems possible that we are now at the end of our photographic project 'In This Day and Age'. When we first arrived in North Uist on February 19 2019, we had planned a relatively short stay of 4-6 months. Things have turned out very differently – and in a completely unexpected way."

Not least of the global events that had an impact was the COVID-19 pandemic which necessitated a complete rethink of their project as they could not photograph individuals.

The months turned into years, and now after two moves, John and Nicola have found a permanent home.