Picturing Health Logo

The exhibition took place in September 2020
at Edinburgh Waverley Station

The purpose of Picturing Health was to start a conversation with everyone in Edinburgh about how we see the future of health and social care. Health is a social issue that affects us all and the communities in which we live our daily lives.


We asked people across Edinburgh to take a photograph about what health means to them. These photographs tell a story about what health means to people in Edinburgh - what needs to change, what we cherish and what we want to celebrate and protect.

The photographs were exhibited together in an exhibition at Waverley Station in late 2020.


You can view the photographs and stories in our online gallery.

Thank you

We would like to express our special thanks to everyone in Edinburgh who took photographs for this project. Your willingness to share your experiences creatively brought this exhibition to life.

Much work went into bringing together this community exhibition, and we would like to acknowledge all of the organisations that encouraged their groups to take part in workshops and supported individuals to contribute.

There are many of these to thank, but those we know of include:

Astley Ainslie Hospital
Carr Gomm
Edinburgh Women’s Aid
Passion 4 Fusion
Richmond Fellowship
Tonic Arts / Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation

Finally, we appreciate the efforts of all of the individuals and organisations who have shared this project far and wide in their networks.