PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 151: Photographer Melissa O’Shaughnessy

In episode 151 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering photographer’s making photo books, looking at photo books without paying for them, ‘pay to play online workshops and the reality of virtual online photography exhibitions.

Plus this week photographer Melissa O’Shaughnessy 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?’

Melissa O’Shaughnessy was born in 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied at Georgetown University and the University of St. Thomas, graduating with a degree in journalism. She is now a photographer based in New York City and her work has been featured in numerous international exhibitions and publications and included in the book Bystander: A History of Street Photography and the recently published Women Street Photographers. She is a member of UP Photographers, a collective of 27 international street photographers and her first monograph, Perfect Strangers: New York City Street Photographs, was published by Aperture in October 2020. https://melissaoshaughnessy.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 plus P&P


© Grant Scott 2021

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