In this special episode UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the past week of images coming out of the United States documenting police violence, the protests following the death of George Floyd and the support for Back Lives Matter.
Plus photographer Micaiah Carter 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?’
The 23-year-old Brooklyn-based photographer Micaiah Carter has barely been out of college a year yet he has already photographed Serena Williams for the cover of Adweek, Ciara for King Kong magazine, Afropunk portraits for Vogue, and advertising campaigns for Nike, Converse and the fashion label Thom Browne. Micaiah is currently working on his first monograph, 95 48, whose title refers to his and his father’s birthdates and which takes as its inspiration photographs of his father and his friends during the 1970s. Just months after graduating from Parsons School of Design, Carter’s work was shown at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the exhibition Black History, Black Future, a collaboration with Adidas. Carter has in three short years photographed numerous influential artists including painter, Kehinde Wiley, film maker, Spike Lee and actress, Taraji P. Henson. He is based in Brooklyn. https://micaiahcarter.com
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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.
The 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