PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 63: Plus Photographer Amelia Troubridge

In episode 63 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the importance of reading to photography, the breaking down of photographic boundaries, personal visual language, and re-visiting/editing your archive. 

Plus this week photographer Amelia Troubridge 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?’

Above: Images created by Robert Darch as part of his Durlescombe project mentioned by Grant in this week’s podcast. You can see more of Robert’s work here www.robertdarch.com

You can hear Robert Darch explain what photography means to him here https://unitednationsofphotography.com/2019/01/16/podcast-a-photographic-life-episode-38-plus-photographer-robert-darch/

Whilst completing a degree in American Studies at Middlesex University, in the UK and at SUNY, New Paltz in the US, Amelia Troubridge used her spare time to photograph the world around her. In 1996, she won the Ian Parry Award for her social documentary story, Dublin’s Urban Cowboys. In 1998, she won a place on the World Press Photo Joop Swart Master class, and in 1999, she was a runner-up in the Infinity Young Photographer of the Year awarded by The International Center of Photography in New York. Her worked spans the worlds of film, fashion, politics, music, and the arts and she has worked on five of the director Micheal Winterbottom’s feature films, creating publicity images. Her first monograph, The Trouble with Amelia, was published in 2006 by Booth Clibborn Editions. In 2006 her book Malta Diaries was published by Trolley Books and in 2015 she worked with the same publisher on her book Joan of Arc. Amelia has worked closely with the charity WomenforWomen in recent years creating both moving and still imagery, and in Kosovo and Bosnia to highlight the work undertaken to help women re-build their lives after the devastation of war. Her work has appeared in magazines including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller US, Tatler, GQ, Esquire, Stern, Vogue and Rolling Stone. She has also worked on commissions for brands such as Google, Marks & Spencer, The BBC, HSBC, Vodafone, MTV, and Universal Records. http://ameliatroubridge.com

Lead Image: Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue by Amelia Troubridge from the film 20,000 Days on Earth. ©Amelia Troubridge

Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator: Photography at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 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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