In episode 38 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering our expectations of personal websites and the relationship between insecurity and creativity.

Plus this week photographer Robert Darch 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?’

Born in Birmingham, England Robert Darch is a photographer, educator & curator based in the South West of England. He holds an MFA with distinction in Photographic Arts and a MA with distinction in Photography & the Book from Plymouth University. He also has a BA with honours in Documentary Photography from Newport, Wales. His photographic practice is motivated by the experience of place, in which the physical geography and material cultures of places merge with impressions from contemporary culture that equally influence perception. From these varied sources, both real and imagined, he constructs narratives that help contextualise a personal response to place. Robert is the Associate Curator at Unveil’d and also created Macula a collective for young photographers based in Exeter, Devon. In 2018 Robert’s work was included in Distinctly, a major group exhibition of British Photography, that included work by Martin Parr, Chris Killip, Daniel Meadows, Tish Murtha, Ken Grant, Paul Seawright, Marketa Luscakova, John Myers, Niall McDiarmid & Kirsty Mackay. Robert was one of the winning exhibitors of the British Journal of Photography 2018 Portrait of Britain. He has recently published his first book, The Moor, with Another Place Press. His photography has been published in The Telegraph, The Guardian & The Financial Times. www.robertdarch.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. He is currently work on his next documentary film project. He is currently work on his next documentary film project Woke Up This Morning: The Rock n’ Roll Thunder of Ray Lowry www.wokeupthismorningfilm.com.

His documentary film, Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay has been screened across the UK and the US in 2018 and will be screened in the US and Canada in 2019.

© Grant Scott 2019

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