PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 147: Plus Photographer Endia Beal

In episode 147 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the ethics of guilt and digital documentation, commenting on two worlds of photography, and the importance of embracing new technology, thinking and practice.

Plus this week photographer Endia Beal 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?’

Endia Beal is an African-American visual artist, curator, and educator. She graduated from the University of North Carolina with a double bachelor’s degree in Art History and Studio Art and as an undergraduate student attended the Studio Art Centre International in Florence, Italy focusing on classic Art History of High Renaissance period. In 2013, she completed a master’s degree from Yale School of Art in Fine Arts and Photography. During this time she created her first body of work exploring the struggles of women of colour in the professional field, in the corporate space in particular. Since 2014 Beal has worked as the Director of Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University and is an Associate Professor of Art at the university. Her work has featured in several online editorials including NBC, the Huffington Post, Slate Magazine and the National Geographic. Her work has been exhibited in several institutions including the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit, Michigan, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art and Culture based in Charlotte, NC, the Aperture Foundation of New York, and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York. https://endiabeal.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 2021

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