This conversation was recorded with photographer Jane Bown by the curator of the United Nations of Photography Grant Scott in 2009 in the hallway of her Hampshire home. It was never intended for broadcast and therefore is not of high recording quality, however we are posting it to provide an insight into Jane’s working methods, approach to photography and her relationship with The Observer newspaper throughout her career. At times she is quietly spoken, at others strident and confident, throughout the conversation what she has to say is always engaging and compelling.
We post this recording as our personal tribute to Jane and her work.
The ‘Luke’ she mentions is Luke Dodd her friend, assistant, photographic champion and archivist.