In praise of 'John Laidlaw'

“It's an elegant, astute, human and emotive piece that simply marks the friendship between the photographer and the older gentleman who lived at the edge of Grierson's childhood village of Fishburn in the North East of England.…..Robin Grierson's book, John Laidlaw, is a fitting and touching celebration of a single man. More than this, it's an example of photography with soul, and the world needs more of that.

Ken Grant

“This sequence of twenty photographs proves what I have thought since first seeing his work five years ago, that Robin Grierson is the most gifted black and white photographer of his generation. Indeed, I would place several pictures in the John Laidlaw sequence among the best photographs I have ever seen.”

 

                                                                                                                                                                        David Lee, Arts Review 1992