In episode 46 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering photographic expectation, the need for clarity in process and the importance of learning from others more experienced than ourselves.
Plus this week photographer Craig Easton 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 the full article Grant mentions in this podcast written by Kenneth Jarecke here: https://medium.com/@kennethjarecke/whats-your-excuse-b18095d3e2e0
Craig Easton is a Scottish photographer based in England known for his dramatic landscape work and intimate portraits. His early career was defined by work for the groundbreaking Independent newspaper in London and he has since gone on to win numerous awards for both his commissioned work and personal projects. Recent awards include: the FC Barcelona PhotoAward 2017, Sony World Photography Awards, 2017, the Landscape Portfolio award, World Travel Photographer of the Year 2016/17 and Cutty Sark Award for World Travel Photographer of the Year 2012/13. His advertising clients include Land Rover, John Lewis, Wagamama and Barclay’s Bank. Craig also leads a group project titled Sixteen with fifteen other photographers around the UK. The project gives a voice to the next generation allowing them to speak about their dreams, ambitions, hopes and fears for the future. It explores how upbringing, social background, ethnicity, gender and location influence what you feel you can achieve in life and how you might fulfil your potential. www.craigeaston.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