PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 154: Photographer Rachael Wright

In episode 154 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering his manifesto for photographers, the manipulation of images, when things go ‘wrong’ they often go ‘right’ and the death of stock.

Plus this week photographer Rachael Wright 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?’

Originally from a village in Northamptonshire, Rachael Wright moved to London and worked in the music industry (mainly as a Publicist) for most of her 20s. She moved to New York and, using her contacts in music and magazines, began working as a photographer. Aside from a couple of courses at the Institute of Contemporary Photography, New York on studio lighting and colour darkroom printing, she is self-taught. Wright got her break by going on tour with bands and working for music magazines such as Q and the NME. She has worked with all of the major record labels and with bands such as Coldplay and Mumford & Sons. Her images have been published in The Times, The Guardian, GQ, Elle, Billboard, MOJO and The Sunday Times Magazine and her work has been selected to appear in the American Photography archive for the last two years. She recently received an Honourable Motion in the International Photography Awards 2020. Wright’s commercial campaigns include work for Marc Jacobs, Converse, Barclaycard, and Michelin. She lives in Los Angeles, California. https://rachaelwright.com

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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, BBC Radio contributor 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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