PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 8: Plus Nick Turpin

In episode 8 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed and considering the wellbeing and issues of mental health amongst photographers

Plus in the second of a new series in which those engaged with photography supply Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which they answer the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’. Photographer Nick Turpin takes on the challenge.

Nick Turpin was born in London in 1969 and studied art and design at the University of Gloucestershire before moving on to study photography, film and video at the University of Westminster until 1990. On graduation he went to work as a staff photographer with The Independent newspaper leaving there in 1997 to pursue a second career in advertising and design photography. In 2000 Nick founded the international street photographers group in-public and in 2010 he established Nick Turpin Publishing. Nick has taught and lectured on contemporary street photography at museums, universities and on television.

You can read articles in which Grant has spoke previously about mental health within the photographic community here:


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Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer in Professional Photography at the University of Gloucestershire, 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 will be screened across the UK and the US in 2018.

© Grant Scott 2018

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