In episode 127 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed marking the death of Harry Evans and his importance to photography, rejecting the need to label photographers by practice and celebrating the serendipity of consequence.
Plus this week photographer Clare Strand 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?’
Above: This is the image Grant discusses in this episode from Harry Evan’s book Pictures on a Page.
Clare Strand is a British conceptual photographer based in Brighton and Hove, England. Her photography has been published in the Gone Astray, 2003, Clare Strand: Photoworks Monograph, 2009, Skirts, 2013 and Girl Plays with Snake, 2016. Strands work has been widely exhibited in venues such as The Centre Pompidou, Tate Britain, Salzburg Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her work is held in the collections of MOMA, SFMoma, The Center Pompidou, The British Council, The Arts Council; The NY Public Library and Cornell University. In 2019 she was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize and awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. Clare is also one half of the collaborative partnership MacDonaldStrand and Head of the Intangiable for The Institute of Unnecessary Research.
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 late 2020.
© Grant Scott 2020