In episode 41 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering paid for portfolio reviews, working for free and commissioned photography. 

Plus this week photographer Margaret Mitchell 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?’

Margaret Mitchell is based in Glasgow, Scotland, and studied photography at Edinburgh Napier University. She has been working as a photographer for over twenty years and her overarching interest lies in people and their stories, with childhood, youth, place and belonging often explored in the people and places photographed. Her work has been exhibited widely, including at Somerset House, London, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh and the National Portrait Gallery, London as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. She is the recipient of both national and international awards including the Sony World Photography Awards (2nd place Professional: Contemporary Issues, 2018), The Royal Photographic Society’s IPE160 (Gold Award, 2017) and the LensCulture Portrait Awards (finalist, 2017). Her work is held in the collection at the National Galleries of Scotland. https://margaretmitchell.co.uk

Below is the image Margaret discusses in her contribution to this week’s podcast from her body of work titled In This Place.

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Above: Portrait of Steven in his homeless flat by Margaret Mitchell.

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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

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