In episode 14 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the art and responsibility of publishing when sharing work and thoughts online and in print with particular reference to the recent Alessio Mamo/World Press Photo Instagram debate and unofficial VII Agency member responses to the CPR report.
Plus this week Vancouver based photographer Kitt Woodland takes on the challenge of supplying Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which she answer’s the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’
Raised in a family of brilliant musicians and accomplished performers, Kitt found herself working as an artist moved by music, inspired to travel, and working in the film, television and fashion industries. She describes her photographs as possessing a calm strength, with great imagination and values the collaborative process, taking pride in working alongside visionaries with similar excitement for their craft.
Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada she creates images from intimate artist portraits, to small business campaigns and CGI texture photography for top box office movies. Kitt has recently earned industry recognition winning the 2015 Applied Arts AACE Award for her The Alone Series and the 2015 International Photography Awards – honourable mention for both The Alone Series and her juxtPOSE Series. www.kittwoodland.com
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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