In episode 43 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the excitement of discovering lost archives and lost images, recommends two recent documentaries and reflects upon how the past fifty years of American photography could have been so different. 

Plus this week photographer Marc Wilson 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?’

You can watch Marc talking about his work here https://unitednationsofphotography.com/2016/03/22/filmtalk-photography-a-visual-language-the-landscape-document-part-1/

Born in London, 1968, Marc Wilson lives in Bath, England and his photography documents the memories and histories that are set in the landscapes that surround us. His current work in progress, A Wounded Landscape, begun in 2015, documents the geography of the Holocaust, based around a small number of stories, with locations in over 20 different countries throughout Europe and the former Soviet Republics. His previous work, The Last Stand, was researched and photographed over a four year period, and looks at some of the remaining Second World War military coastal defences around the coastlines of Northern Europe, from Norway to the Franco-Spanish border and The Northern Isles of the UK. The work was an award winner at The Terry O’Neill Awards in 2013 and was published as a book in late 2014. Marc’s work has been exhibited at The Royal Armouries Museum, Focalpoint Gallery and The Anise Gallery, London and included in group shows at The Photographers Gallery and the Association of Photographers Gallery, London, the Athens PhotoFestival, 2015 and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2018. His work has been published in journals and magazines ranging from The British Journal of Photography and Raw to Wired and Dezeen. www.marcwilson.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 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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