In episode 84 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the impact of technology on creativity, video art, moving image adoption and getting older!
Plus this week photographer Stephen Dupont 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?’
This is a link to the article Grant mentions in this week’s podcast https://unitednationsofphotography.com/2019/11/15/come-pray-at-the-altar-of-the-back-lit-image/
You can find out more about Grant’s latest book New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography discusses in this week’s podcast here www.bloomsbury.com/uk/new-ways-of-seeing-9781350049314
Stephen Dupont was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1967 and over the past two decades has produced a body of work documenting marginalised peoples. It is a body of work that has earned him a Robert Capa Gold Medal citation in 2005 and the Olivier Rebbot Award from the Overseas Press Club of America in 2015; a Bayeux War Correspondent’s Prize; and first places in the World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, the Australian Walkleys, and Leica/CCP Documentary Award. In 2007 he was the recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography for his ongoing project on Afghanistan and in 2010 he received the Gardner Fellowship at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Dupont has twice been an official war artist for the Australian War Memorial for his photography, with commissions in The Solomon Islands in 2013 and Afghanistan in 2012. His work has been featured in The New Yorker, Aperture, Newsweek, Time, GQ, Esquire, French and German GEO, Le Figaro, Liberation, The Smithsonian, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Independent, The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine, Stern, Interview and Vanity Fair. Dupont has held major exhibitions in London, Paris, New York, Sydney, Canberra, Tokyo, and Shanghai, and at Perpignan’s Visa Pour L’Image, China’s Ping Yao and Holland’s Noorderlicht festivals. His handmade photographic artist books and portfolios are in some of the world’s leading collections, including, National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, The New York Public Library, Stanford University and Yale University. He is a Canon Master and frequently lectures and performs keynotes, masterclasses and workshops in Australia and around the world. He currently resides in Sydney with his family where he works on assignments and long term projects as a photographer, artist and documentary filmmaker. www.stephendupont.com
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