In episode 101 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on photography within the home and through a window. He also talks about a recent trawl through 150 photo books that resulted in a ‘box of confusion!’
Plus this week photographer Andrew Jackson 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?’
Andrew Jackson is an artist based in the UK who uses photography to explore the challenges of selfhood, representation and narration. His works focus on transnational migration, belonging, displacement, and memory. Jackson’s images demonstrate how photography can challenge, reshape, revise and disseminate history, as well as disrupt assumptions in discreet, intimate and personal ways. In 2018 he was shortlisted for the Elliott Erwitt Fellowship and the Magnum Foundation Social Justice fellowship. He is an award-winning recipient of the Autograph ABP /Light Work (AIR) International Photography Residency in Syracuse, New York and a graduate of the MA Documentary photography program at Newport in Wales. His work is held in both International and National collections of photography such as the United Kingdom Government Art Collection, the Garman Ryan Collection, Light Work Collection at Syracuse University, Rugby Museum & Art Gallery and a range of private collections. He co-founded and was co-director of Some Cities CIC, a community-oriented participatory photography company in the UK, between 2013 and 2018. Selected clients include The Guardian Weekender, FT Mag, Stern magazine, The Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday, and the The Independent on Saturday. www.andrewjackson.photography
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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