PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 27: Plus Photo Curator Helen Trompeteler

In episode 27 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the Portrait Salon portrait competition’s publishing of judging data and reflects upon where we are today with photo book publishing and whether book reviews are wanted or needed. 

Plus this week photographic curator Helen Trompeteler 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?’


Helen Trompeteler is a Curator of Photography with over fifteen years’ experience working with museum collections, galleries and arts organisations. Her exhibitions and books include Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon (Co-Curator, 2015) and Man Ray Portraits (Assistant Curator, 2013). Past displays include Snowdon: A Life in View (2014), Fred Daniels: Cinema Portraits (2012) and Format Photography Agency (2010). Helen’s writing has been published internationally including texts for artist monographs, exhibition catalogues and magazines including Aesthetica, Of the Afternoon and Photomonitor. She has lectured on the history of photography for organisations including Central Saint Martins, Regent’s University, London and Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is a board member of Four Corners, London and has worked as an advisor to organisations including the Photographic Collections Network. www.trompeteler.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

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