PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 33: Plus Photographer Dan Wood

In episode 33 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering photography and the ‘gig’ economy and the positive aspects of the independent photography scene.

Plus this week photographer Dan Wood takes on the challenge of supplying Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which he answer’s the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’

This is the link to the article Grant mention’s in this week’s podcast concerning the ‘gig’ economy https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/06/is-the-gig-economy-what-it-has-been-cracked-up-to-be

Born in Wales, in 1974, Dan Wood is a self-taught photographer who discovered photography in the early 90’s through the skateboard culture. He mainly focus’s on long-term projects that explore the country of Wales and the Welsh; creating stories in both a traditional and contemporary approach.

His work has been featured in many publications including The British Journal of Photography, CCQ Magazine, Ernest Journal, Jungle Magazine and Black & White Photography Magazine. He’s participated in over 45 exhibitions both nationally and internationally; including six solo shows. In 2018, he was announced as one of the winners of the BJP, Portrait of Britain prize. His books Suicide Machine and Gap in the Hedge are both held in the photo book archive at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol. www.danwoodphoto.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 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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