In episode 78 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed during a storm considering the democratic nature of photography, exhibiting work in imaginative spaces and the photograph as historical document.
Plus this week photographer Chris Harrison 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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Chris Harrison is a photographer from the North-East of England. Before graduating with an MA in photography from the Royal College of Art, he worked as an apprentice at his local shipyard when he was just 15 years old. It was later, while serving as a sniper in the British army that he took up photography. Harrison was awarded the 16th Bradford Fellowship in Photography at the National Media Museum for which he produced the work Copper Horses. His first monograph I Belong Jarrow was published by Schilt and is part of the North of England photography collection held by the Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art. His work has been shown widely including at the Arles Photo Festival, the Barbican, Tate Britain, the German Historical Museum and the Imperial War Museum, while his photographs are included in the collections of the V&A Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the National Media Museum, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Irish Gallery of Photography and the British Council. www.chrisharrison.no
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.
© Grant Scott 2019