To mark the publication of his book What Does Photography Mean to You? The presenter of the A Photographic Life podcast Grant Scott spoke online with Bill Shapiro about the book, his process creating the podcast and what he has learnt from listening to the photographers who answer the question he sets them each week. This is an edited version of that conversation.
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 most recent book What Does Photography Mean to You? was published by Bluecoat Press in November 2020. Each week Grant presents the A Photographic Life podcast in whic he asks photographers from around the world the question that forms the title of his latest book.
Bill Shapiro served as the Editor-in-Chief of LIFE, the legendary photo magazine; LIFE’s relaunch in 2004 was the largest in Time Inc. history. Later, he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of LIFE.com, which won the 2011 National Magazine Award for digital photography. Bill is the author of several books, among them Gus & Me, a children’s book he co-wrote with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. In 2018, he published What We Keep, which was recently turned into a streaming series with Cynthia Erivo serving as executive producer. A fine-art photography curator for New York galleries and a consultant to photographers, he also serves on the Art Advisory Board for the SXSW festival. He writes about photography for the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Vogue, and Esquire, among others. On Instagram, he’s @billshapiro.
What Does Photography Mean to You?
Author: Grant Scott
ISBN 9781908457585: Softcover: Mono 190 x 130mm portrait + 192pp
£9.95 plus p and p
© Grant Scott 2020