In episode 74 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering Instagram requests for image usage, young photographers starting out on a photography education, the documentation of self and the death of photographer John Cohen.
Plus this week photographer Elinor Carucci 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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Elinor Carucci was born 1971 in Jerusalem, Israel, and graduated in 1995 from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem with a degree in photography, the same year that she moved to New York. Her work has been included in an impressive amount of solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including solo shows at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, the Fifty One Fine Art Gallery, Antwerp and the James Hyman and Gagosian Gallery, London among others. Her work has also been included within group shows at The Museum of Modern Art New York and The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Her photographs are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, among others and her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Details, New York Magazine, W, Aperture, ARTnews and many more publications. She was awarded the International Center of Photography, New York, Infinity Award for a Young Photographer in 2001, The Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002. Carucci has published three monographs to date, Closer, in 2002, Diary of a Dancer, in 2005 and MOTHER in 2013. Her latest book titled Midlife, chronicles one woman’s passage through ageing, family, illness, and intimacy and will be published by Monacelli Press in October this year. Elinor has held teaching positions at Princeton University, Harvard University and ICP, New York and currently teaches on the graduate programme of photography at the School of Visual Arts, New York. She is represented by the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York. www.elinorcarucci.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