In episode 135 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the importance of being nice, telling the story of a photographer that became a baker, and reflecting on the jet-set lifestyle of one of the greats of British photography.
Plus this week photographer Paul Lowe 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?’
Paul Lowe is an award-winning photographer who has covered breaking news the world over, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandela’s release, famine in Africa, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the destruction of Grozny. His images have been published in Time, Newsweek, Life, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer and The Independent amongst others. His book, Bosnians, documenting 10 years of the war and post-war situation in Bosnia, was published in April 2005 and Lowe’s research on the photography of conflict, has led to him contributing chapters to Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis (2012) and Photography and Conflict. His most recent books include Photography Masterclass, Understanding Photojournalism, co-authored with Dr. Jenny Good and Photography Rules: Essential Do’s and Don’ts from Great Photographers. Lowe is a Reader in Documentary Photography and the Course Leader of the Masters program in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, UK. He is a member of the VII Agency. https://viiphoto.com/authors/paul-lowe/
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 book What Does Photography Mean to You? including 89 photographers who have contributed to the A Photographic Life podcast is on sale now £9.99 https://bluecoatpress.co.uk/product/what-does-photography-mean-to-you/
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