In episode 69 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the ‘something for nothing’ expectation of photographers, the Taylor Wessing/NPG Portrait Awards and photo critiques, opinions and feedback.
Plus this week photographer John Angerson 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?’
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Born in Bristol, England in 1969, John Angerson started his career in the early 1990’s, documenting the fall of the Berlin Wall and the changing geopolitical landscape of Eastern Europe. Since then, his practice has continued to explore different languages of documentary photography, focusing on how specific communities form, shift and develop. His personal projects have garnered critical acclaim and have been exhibited at major art institutions in the UK and overseas. His monograph Love, Power, Sacrifice published by Dewi Lewis documented the Jesus Army over a twenty-year period and peers into a microcosm of fanatical religion. His book English Journey in which John re-visits the 1934 travels of the writer J.B. Priestley across England was published by B&W Studio in July 2019. John now divides his time between creating personal work, hosting workshops and accepting commissions to photograph features and portraits for a range of magazines, charities, and design agencies including the Saturday and Sunday Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, El Pais magazine, and Der Spiegel magazine, Lloyds Bank and the British Heart Foundation. www.johnangerson.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.
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