PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 71: Plus Photographer Venetia Dearden

In episode 71 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering photographic copyright, the appropriation of images and how to work out what to charge a client.

Plus this week photographer Venetia Dearden 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?’

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Venetia Dearden’s interest in photography began in her school darkroom. However, it was after studying for an MA in Anthropology and a Postgraduate Degree in Photojournalism in 2001, that she began a career in documentary photography. Venetia went on to become a member of the VII Photo agency from 2011 – 2013 and a project facilitator for PhotoVoice. Her award-winning project of families living close to the land, resulted in the publication of her first book Somerset Stories, Fivepenny Dreams  in 2008. Her second book Glastonbury, Another Stage, a seven-year portrait study of the UK Festival, was published in 2010, and exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London. In 2011 her book Mulberry, was published containing work created as part of a two-year collaboration documenting every aspect of the  British brand. A personal exploration of freedom and the American Road trip followed in 2012 with Venetia’s book Eight Days. Her passion for publishing books of her work continued in 2015 with Notes from Tangiers documenting an assignment to Tangiers in 2013 where she had met the artist and publisher Elena PrenticeVenetia contributed to Rise published in 2016 and commissioned by Geneva Global, documenting women at work in Ethiopia and to 209 Women, portraits of female MP’s by female photographers. She is presently based in Italy with her family, where she is exploring new work and raising her two daughters. www.venetiadearden.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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