PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 100.5: ‘We Are Family!’ Plus Photographer Deanna Dikeman

In this special episode UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on how we can respond to the current isolation many of us are experiencing, how the photo community is responding to that situation and the challenges we will all face in the future.

Plus photographer Deanna Dikeman 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 hear the Bob Dylan song, Murder Most Foul Grant mentions in this episode here: www.bobdylan.com

Deanna Dikeman was born in 1954 in Sioux City, Iowa. She received a BS in Biology in 1976 and an MS in management in 1979 from Purdue University and has taught at the University of Missouri. Deanna has worked as a freelance photographer since 1986 and her work appears in the collections of the Aaron Siskind Foundation, the Centre for Creative Photography, Tucson and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago amongst many others. She received an Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship in 1996 and has widely exhibited her work including at San Francisco Camerawork, the Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Gallery 1401, Philadelphia, the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, the Rodgers Gallery, Columbia, and the Society for Contemporary Photography Gallery, Kansas City. Her book Leaving and Waving: 90 Good-byes was shortlisted in the 2020 MACK first book award. https://deannadikeman.com

Below: This is the image by Stephen Shore that Deanna mentions in her contribution this week.

Stephen Shore, Trail's End Restaurant (10 August, 1973), Kanab, Utah, USA
Stephen Shore, Trail’s End Restaurant (10 August, 1973), Kanab, Utah, USA

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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.

The 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 2020


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