In episode 44 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering photo education within universities and transferable skills all photographers have but may not have considered as relevant to other films of visual communication.
Plus this week photographer David Levenson 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 read more about Grant’s views on photographic education here https://unitednationsofphotography.com/2016/04/20/im-a-photographer-let-me-in-opening-the-door-to-photo-education/
You can read the article Grant mentions in this week’s podcast concerning the future of photography here https://unitednationsofphotography.com/2019/02/03/where-next-for-photography-and-the-photographer/
Based in London, David has been a photographer since he left school, learning his craft at a Fleet Street press agency. He covered news stories around London, including the Iranian Embassy siege, the Brixton riots and the early days of Lady Diana. Throughout the 1980’s he photographed Princess Diana and the Royal Family, visiting over fifty countries and producing sixteen illustrated books on their travels. His work is published every week by leading magazines, newspapers and websites around the world including Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Paris Match, The Guardian, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, LA Times, New York Times, New Yorker, The Spectator, New Statesman, La Vanguardia, Irish Times, Huffington Post, Sunday Times and the Observer. David’s work is held in MOMA, New York, the Tate Gallery, London and the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. http://davidlevenson.com
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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