In episode 94 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering pay-to-play publishing, photography as a big business revenue stream, and opening the door to the realities of creating a photographic practice.
Plus this week photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten 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?’
You can read more about the Unseen situation mentioned in this week’s podcast here: https://americansuburbx.com/2020/02/no-picture-needed-an-open-letter-to-unseen-from-felicity-hammond.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Americansuburb+%28ASX+%7C+AMERICAN+SUBURB+X+%7C+Photography+%26+Culture%29
Julia Fullerton-Batten was born in 1970 in Bremen, Germany. She moved to the USA the same year with her family where she stayed until 1979, before spending six years back in Germany and moving to the UK in 1986. She studied at the Berkshire College of Art & Design, Reading, UK, before working as a freelance photo assistant, and progressing to work full-time as a professional photographer in 2001. Her personal photographic practice now encompasses twelve major projects spanning a decade. These include Teenage Stories (2007), an evocative narrative of the transition of a teenage girl to womanhood and The Act, (2016), a comprehensive study of the performing and private lives of fifteen women active in the UK sex industry. Julia’s use of unusual locations, highly creative settings, street-cast models, accented with cinematic lighting are hallmarks of her distinctive photography. She has won countless awards for both her commissioned advertising work and contemporary art practice. Julia is a Hasselblad Master and lives in London with her husband and two young boys. www.juliafullerton-batten.com
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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 book New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2019.
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