PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 67: ‘Photo Book Special Part 2’ Plus Photographer Paul Russell

In episode 67 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed starting Part 2 of a three part series reflecting upon the history, funding, distribution, cost, creation, expectation, audience and future for photo books. This week he looks at boutique publishers and the photo book as artefact. He also announces the launch of the A Photographic Life Podcast Plus initiative at www.patreon.com/aphotographiclifepodcast

Plus this week photographer Paul Russell 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?’

If you have enjoyed this podcast why not check out our A Photographic Life Podcast Plus. Created as a learning resource that places the power of learning into the hands of the learner. To suggest where you can go, what you can read, who you can discover and what you can question to further your own knowledge, experience and enjoyment of photography. It will be inspiring, informative and enjoyable! You can find out here: www.patreon.com/aphotographiclifepodcast

Paul Russell was born in London in 1966, and grew-up on the Sussex coast in the South of England and now lives in the coastal town of Weymouth. He studied animal behaviour at Nottingham University, which led to an interest in studying human behaviour and documenting these behaviours through photography. Paul’s work has been collected by the Museum of London, and he was one of forty-six international photographers profiled in Thames & Hudson’s landmark book, Street Photography Now. His work featured in the 2019 book, Street Photography – A History in 100 Iconic Images by David Gibson published by Prestel and has appeared in publications such as De Zeit, The Guardian Weekend magazine, the Independent on Sunday, Digifoto Pro, AP and Neon magazine. Paul is a prolific user of Twitter (@paulrussell99 ) as a platform to share his images and wry view of the world. www.paulrussell.info

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.

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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