PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 123: Plus Photographer Melissa Breyer

In episode 123 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering why some photographers get so angry and tribal, the role of the agent and why it takes more than a website to get commissioned. He also reflects on the power of the family album.

Plus this week photographer Melissa Breyer 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?’

After a classical art training, a masters degree in Museum Studies, and having worked in print, writing for magazines and editing books, Melissa Breyer tumbled into photography “I literally bought a Photography for Dummies book and a grown-up camera and went to work” she says.  A native Californian now living in New York, she documents the city’s streets. Breyer’s work has been exhibited across the globe and has been featured in national and international publications, including National Geographic and The New York Times. With a background in food, health, nature, and design, Breyer is an expert and author who has been writing about sustainability since 2001 and is the co-author of the best-selling, Build Your Running Body and the award-winning True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You. She has written for the Treehugger website since 2012, and has been Treehugger’s editorial director since 2015. In addition, she has developed hundreds of recipes for publication, has run 10 marathons, and moonlights as a pastry chef. www.melissabreyer.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 (Routledge 2014)The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Taylor Francis 2015)New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography (Taylor Francis 2019). His next book What Does Photography Mean to You? will be published in 2021.

His 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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