In episode 72 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the importance of collaboration and making connections. He also suggests that photography competitions could film their judging process.
Plus this week photographer Robert Trachtenberg 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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Robert Trachtenberg’s photographs have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone among other publications. His Advertising clients include NBC, CBS, ABC, TNT, TBS, Disney, MGM and HBO. Trachtenberg’s photos have been selected for numerous awards including the American Photography Annual, and American Photo Magazine’s Images of the Year. He has written, produced and directed several documentaries including On Cukor on the legendary Hollywood director George Cukor, the Emmy nominated Cary Grant: A Class Apart, which he wrote, produced and directed and AFI’s Master Class – The Art of Collaboration, with guests Steven Spielberg, composer John Williams, and actor Mark Wahlberg among other guests. He is also the winner of the Emmy Award for Outstanding Direction for his American Masters film, Mel Brooks: Make a Noise. His most recent film for PBS was the Emmy nominated Bing Crosby: Rediscovered. He is also the author of When I Knew published by Harper Collins, and the newly released Red-Blooded American Male. www.roberttrachtenberg.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.
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