A Photographic Life Podcast Now on iTunes

We are pleased to announce that you can now listen to, follow and download our
A Photographic Life podcast on iTunes for free at

The podcast is posted weekly on a Wednesday and aims to present ideas, thoughts and situations that constitute a life connected with photography. In each episode UNP founder and curator Grant Scott reflects on his week and considers how his experiences affect his views on the medium.

Each episode is guaranteed to contain no equipment reviews, photoshop technique discussion or paid for content!

Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer in Professional Photography at the University of Gloucestershire, a filmmaker, 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 next book #New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography will be published by Bloomsbury Academic in January 2019.

His documentary film, Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay was premiered at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol in April 2018. An exhibition connected with the film curated by Grant opened at the Oriel Colwyn, Gallery in May 2018 and a book also connected with the film was published in collaboration with Cafe Royal Books in 2018.

Grant worked as an art director on magazines such as Elle and Tatler and has been involved with professional photography and photographers for over thirty years and as a photographer, editor and creative director since 2000. As a photographer he was a finalist in the John Kobal Portrait Awards in 2001, shortlisted in the Food Photographer of the Year Awards 2017 and has had his images exhibited nationally and internationally.

Whilst continuing to work as a photographer, he edited Professional Photographer magazine in the UK before launching his own title Hungry Eye, a monthly magazine for professional photographers and filmmakers in 2011.

In 2010 Grant he became a Trustee of the Cheltenham Design Festival and in 2013 he established and curated the Photo Book Weekend as part of the Cheltenham Literature Festival. 

Grant has judged many international photographic awards including the World Press Photo Multi-Media Awards, RedBull Illume Awards and Hasselblad Masters Awards and was a judge for the Food Photographer of the Year Awards 2016. 

Two books of his photography have been published At Home With The Makers of Stylewas by Thames & Hudson in 2006 and Crash Happy: A Night At The Bangers by Cafe Royal Books in May 2014.

Grant was the instigator, curator and host for the UNP/UOG/VanArts collaborative event Photography: A Visual Language at the Natural History Museum, London 2016.

In 2015, he was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

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