In episode 112 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering what constitutes street and studio photography, the importance of the 'personal' in photography and the need to avoid creative templates and labels.
Plus this week photographer Nicholas J. R. White takes on the challenge of supplying Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which he answer’s the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’
Nicholas J. R. White studied for a B.A (Hons) Photography at Plymouth College of Art, and is now based in the Dartmoor National Park, South West England. His work examines the land and the ways in which we interact with our natural spaces. In addition to his personal work, Nicholas also takes on commercial and editorial assignments for clients including TIME, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times Weekend, and the Telegraph Magazine. He has won a number of awards including the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward,2019, Landscape Photographer of the Year, 2018, British Journal of Photography Portrait of Britain Winner, 2018, and Royal Photographic Society Environmental Bursary, Under 30’s Winner, 2017. His work has been widely exhibited and his book Black Dots was published by Another Place Press in 2018. www.nicholasjrwhite.co.uk
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Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator: Photography at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, a working photographer, and the author of Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained (Focal Press 2014) and The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Focal Press 2015). His book New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2019.
His documentary film, Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay can now be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd47549knOU&t=3915s.
© Grant Scott 2020