In episode 141 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering whether your most recent work is your best work, the importance of childhood experiences within creative practice and what shape a camera has to be for it to be called a camera!
Plus this week photographer Buku Sarkar 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?’
Buku Sarkar is a photographer and writer who grew-up between Calcutta and New York whose photographic work is centred on the Park Circus Basti, the largest Muslim Slum in Calcutta. Sarkar writes mainly fiction although her first screenplay was due to go into production in 2020 and both her writing and her photographs have appeared in various magazines and journals. She lives between Calcutta and New York with her Ridgeback Julius and cat Izme and her photographs have appeared in Documentum Journal issue 1, guest edited by Stephen Shore, the NYT Lens Blog and the Huffington Post. Her most recent ongoing body of work is titled The Containment Diaries and her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York and Miami. www.bukusarkar.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/
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