In episode 41 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the importance of research in creating a personal project, visual storytelling and ensuring stories reach out of the photographic community.
Plus this week photographer Amy Romer 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?’
Amy Romer is a British documentary photographer, currently based in Vancouver, Canada. Her work is concerned with human rights, social issues and the environment, covering stories such as modern day slavery and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). Romer has recently been been awarded a grant as a National Geographic Explorer to support Her project The Last Salmon Run will explore the decline of wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest throughout 2019. Romer has appeared in an number of magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian, The Sunday Times Magazine and Montecristo Magazine. She is best known for her long-form documentary project The Dark Figure, which documents UK neighbourhoods affected by modern day slavery. The Dark Figure will be published in 2019 by, Another Place Press. She is the winner of the 2017 PhotoVoice competition and was awarded an Honorary Mention for two categories at the 2017 International Photo Awards (IPA). www.amyromer.com
You can purchase Amy’s book mentioned in this podcast here https://anotherplacepress.bigcartel.com/product/amy-romer-the-dark-figure
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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 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