PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 70: Plus Photographer Eduardo Soteras Jalil

In episode 70 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the use of ‘free’ images by magazines, the commissioning of lifestyle photography and the future for editorial based publishing.

Plus this week photographer Eduardo Soteras Jalil 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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Eduardo Soteras Jalil was born in Argentina in 1975 to a Lebanese family. He majored in Economical Sciences, worked as an independent consultant for a couple of years, got deeply bored, and started to travel. Self-taught he began to work as a freelance photographer in Palestine in 2005. In 2006 he developed the participatory photography project Identity Document, with children of migrant workers in Israel. During that time he also co-founded Activestills – a collective of activist photographers in Israel and Palestine – and Activevision, an organization dedicated to participatory photography and video, also based in the Middle East. He received a scholarship from the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona to study for a master’s degree in photojournalism, and co-founded the collective Ruido Photo and the school of photography Ruido Formación, whilst launching an online magazine titled 7dot7. In 2009 he worked in Mexico documenting the migration route of Central Americans to the United States that became his book El Camino. In 2014 he fell in love with Gaza and its people, then the bombings started but he decided to stay, creating two projects What Remains and Gaza Mode d’Emploi, which was published by Le Courrier International and Granta magazine. His work is represented by Neutral Grey Agency (France). He is currently based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, working as a freelance photographer and an AFP contributor. https://eduardosoteras.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.

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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