In episode 97 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on a recent exhibition visit and enthusiast photo magazines, yet more pay-to-play ‘initiatives’ and ensuring the possibilities that photography offers are understood.
Plus this week photographer Mark Neville 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?’
If you want to find out more about the Sony World Photography Awards discussed in this week’s podcast you can here: https://petapixel.com/2020/02/21/sony-world-photography-awards-accused-of-censorship-after-pulling-hong-kong-protest-photos/
London based Mark Neville works at the intersection of art and documentary, investigating the social function of photography. He studied Fine Art at Reading University, Berkshire, for an M.A. in Fine Art at Goldsmiths’ College, London, and undertook Postgraduate Studies at the Rijksacademie, Amsterdam. His work has appeared in numerous group and solo shows including ‘Here Is London’, Lianzhou Photo Festival 2018, Guangzhou, China (2018), ‘London/Pittsburgh’ The Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow, Russia (2017), ‘IWM Contemporary: Mark Neville‘ The Imperial War Museum, London (2014) and ‘Deeds Not Words’ The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2013). Recent awards include a nomination for The Infinity Award for Fine Art (2015), and the by The New York Times for The Pulitzer Prize (2013). He was also a recipient of The Wellcome Trust Large Arts Award (2012). His work his held with collections at the Arts Council of England, Kunstmuseum Bern, Flemish Community Collection, National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish Parliament, Martin Parr Foundation, and numerous private collections. He is one of four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020. www.markneville.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.