Free UNP 12 Month Photography Mentorship Programme

We pleased to announce that we are initiating a free 12 month photography mentorship programme that will commence on June 1st 2019. The mentorship programme will provide one participant with a year of feedback aimed at improving their photography, film-making and knowledge of the industry.

The successful applicant will receive monthly feedback throughout the year on their own work, via Skype. UNP founder and curator Grant Scott will answer questions the successful participant may have concerning their own photography and the photographic industry. Taking elements from the his books Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained (Focal Press 2014)The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Focal Press 2015) and his next book New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography to be published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2019, Grant will create a series of actions to inspire, support and educate the participant in response to the their photographic needs.

– Please email with your application.
– Please send a maximum 500 word statement explaining why you are applying and what you would like to get from the year, with a hot link to your website. PLEASE do not send images as attachments. 
– Any level of skill, experience and age will be considered. 
– Please include links to any relevant social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter etc.
– Applicants are welcome to apply from any geographic location.
– The deadline for applications is Feb 28th, 2019.

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Grant Scott has worked as an art director on magazines such as ElleTatler and Foto 8 and worked with professional photography and photographers for over thirty-three years as a photographer, editor, art director, curator, writer, filmmaker and creative director. Over the past eighteen years his photographic clients have included John Lewis, Sothebys, Vogue, House&Garden, Elle Decoration, The Guardian Magazine, The Telegraph on Saturday, Glamour, Instyle, Bang & Olufsen, BBC and IKEA amongst many others. As a photographer he was a finalist in the John Kobal Portrait Awards in 2001, shortlisted in the Food Photographer of the Year Awards 2017 and has had his images exhibited nationally and internationally. His photography and writing is held in the permanent collections of MOMA, New York, The Tate, London, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, St.Andrews University Photography Collection, Scotland and The British Library.

Whilst continuing to work as a photographer, Grant edited Professional Photographer magazine in the UK before launching his own title Hungry Eye, a monthly magazine for professional photographers and filmmakers in 2011. He now edits and curates the multiple publishing platform

Grant has judged many international photographic awards including the World Press Photo Multi-Media Awards, RedBull Illume Awards and Hasselblad Masters Awards and was a judge for the Food Photographer of the Year Awards 2016. 

Two books of his photography have been published At Home With The Makers of Style by Thames & Hudson in 2006 and Crash Happy: A Night At The Bangers by Cafe Royal Books in May 2014. He writes on photography for BBCNews and the World Press Photo online journal WitnessGrant was also the instigator, curator and host for the UNP/UOG/VanArts collaborative event Photography: A Visual Language at the Natural History Museum, London 2016.

Grant is an award winning Senior Lecturer on the Editorial and Advertising Photography BA (HONS) at the University of Gloucestershire – the Association Of Photographers UK Photo Course of the Year 2018 – and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

He researched, art directed, co-produced, co-edited and co-directed the feature length documentary film Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay that was premiered at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol in 2018. He is currently work on his next documentary film project Woke Up This Morning: The Rock n’ Roll Thunder of Ray Lowry

You can also hear Grant on his weekly podcast A Photographic Life on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and other podcast platforms.



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