PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 55: Plus Photographer Katharine MacDaid

In episode 55 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the frustrating nature of photo forums and what makes everyone an ‘expert’. He also suggests a useful tip when chasing invoices and payment!

Plus this week photographer Katherine MacDaid takes on the challenge of supplying Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which she answer’s the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’

If you are interested in finding out more about the Nick Turpin project Grant mentions in this week’s podcast visit www.youtube.com/c/StreetPhotographywithNickTurpin

Katharine MacDaid was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and grew up in the Sultanate of Oman, North America, Northern Ireland and London, England. After graduating with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, she moved back to Oman for several years to make the work, which became Of Calling Shapes and Beckoning Shadows, a photographic confrontation with childhood ghosts. Since returning to the UK she has continued with her long-term project considering questions around her exiled Irish identity, while spending time working on a book project set in Alaska titled The Fireweed Turns, about hidden shame and the psychological power of unfamiliar landscapes. Her body of work Over the Rainbow was selected as part of The 2015 Voices-Off Awards in Arles, France, and as part of the photography festival, 80 Days of Summer in Ghent, Belgium. The Fireweed Turns book was launched at The Photographer’s Gallery, London in February 2019. www.katharinemacdaid.com

Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer in Photography, 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 can now be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd47549knOU&t=3915s.

© Grant Scott 2019



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