In episode 39 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering photographers writing and talking about their work and creating an end goal for a project before you start.
Plus this week photographer Michael Jackson 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?’
Michael Jackson is an acclaimed contemporary British photographer, best known for his many years photographing a single beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Poppit Sands and for pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the luminogram process. Michael studied painting at West Dean College, West Sussex, England but after moving from oil paints to charcoal he finally discovered photography. For Michael photography is a “release valve” and “The end of the creative idea.” He uses film based equipment and often photographs his subject at night, creating his abstracted images in his shed based darkroom. His work has been exhibited internationally and he is a three times Hasselblad Masters Award finalist. He is represented by Represented by MMX Gallery in U.K. , Duncan Miller Gallery in Los Angeles and PhotoEye Gallery in Santa Fe, USA. www.mgjackson.co.uk
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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.
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