PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 64: Plus Photographer Ian Weldon

In episode 64 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering image syndication usage, image theft, placing images of nudity on Facebook, wedding photography, the photographer Robert Doisneau and Instagram and the economic reality for the professional photographer. 

Plus this week photographer Ian Weldon 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?’

Screen Shot 2019-07-06 at 16.15.20Above: The Instagram post made by Nadav Kander mentioned by Grant in this week’s episode.

Le ruban de la mariée, 1951 © Robert Doisneau
Above: Le ruban de la mariée, 1951 ©Robert Doisneau. One of Doisneau’s wedding images as discussed by Grant on this week’s podcast.

Ian Weldon works as a documentary photographer in the North of England predominantly photographing weddings, whilst working on long term personal projects and commissioned work. With only a brief period of studying photography at a local college, Ian is primarily self-taught. He has lectured at the Sunderland Visual and Performing Arts College on their access programme where he delivered a beginner’s photography course, but left due to growing administration duties. Ian now delivers short courses on Adobe Lightroom, beginner’s photography, and project based development. His project I Am Not A Wedding Photographer is currently being exhibited at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol (26th June 2019 – 10th August 2019) and a book of the work has been published by RRB Books. Ian also hosts a fortnightly podcast on photography titled OuterFocus. http://ianweldon.com

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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