PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 137: Plus Photographer Denisse Ariana Pérez

In episode 137 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering photography and magazines, gatekeepers who don’t respond and the risk of using Instagram instead of a website.

Plus this week photographer Denisse Ariana Pérez 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?’

Caribbean born, Copenhagen based, Denisse Ariana Pérez is an Interactive Art Direction graduate from Hyper Island, Stockholm who currently works as a Senior Creative at the Belong Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark. Pérez says of her work that it challenges detrimental theories and notions of black masculinity that stem from Westernized patriarchal systems, and that have been filtered through the lens of racism. Her photography has been featured in and on Dazed, It’s Nice That, The Guardian, El Pais, VICE, Afropunk, Hunger, Ignant, Paulette and Accent magazines. In 2020 she hosted social media takeovers for Fotograiska and The New Yorker. www.denisseariana.com

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 (Routledge 2015), New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography (Routledge 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/

© Grant Scott 2020

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