PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 150: Photographer Gary Calton

In episode 150 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the demands of studio based portraiture and what constitutes a studio, buying into an aesthetic, and online access to contemporary art practice.

Plus this week photographer Gary Calton 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?’

Born in Sheffield, in 1967, Gary Calton trained and later worked as a teacher in London until 1990 when he enrolled on a course in Photojournalisim at the London College of Printing. His first documentary project on Young Offenders in the UK was published by The Observer in 1992 and he continues to work with The Observer and The Guardian publications today. Calton has travelled extensively in Russia, the African continent, USA, Japan and the UK to produce his stories for editorial publications, as well as many leading NGOs and has produced numerous personal projects including Working Mens Clubs, which received a discretionary grant from the W.Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and his project Tuberculosis: Captain of the Armies of Death was awarded the Fifty Crows International Award for Documentary Photography and Medal of Excellence. Calton is currently working on a long term mixed media portrait project Citizens of Our Time, documenting the Anti Fracking Campaign in the UK. He was an Associate member of Network Photographers; a participant in the World Press Masterclass 2000 and his work has been exhibited at Visa pour l’Image, France in San Francisco and the UK. He is based in Yorkshire, UK. www.garycalton.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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