In episode 131 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering technology and photography, marking the passing of Frank Horvat, and reflecting on the portrait photograph as a historical document.
Plus this week photographer Olivia Rose 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?’
Olivia Rose graduated in 2008 from the fashion photography course at the London College of Fashion. She was one of 100 photographers selected for the British Journal of Photography’s ‘Portrait of Britain’ award in 2017 and was the WBW Awards photographer of the year 2016. Olivia balances freelance picture editing for major mainstream press, with her personal projects and commissions for magazines such as i-D and Vogue with a portfolio of portraits including Mary J Blige, Drake and Jorja Smith. In 2016 her extensive documentation of the UK’s grime scene developed into and award-nominated book This is Grime created together with journalist Hattie Collins. Her clients include Nike, McQ, Timberland, The Kooples, Dazed and Confused, and The Fader amongst many others. www.oliviarosephotography.co.uk
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 November 2020.
© Grant Scott 2020