In episode 156 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the importance of rigorous debate, focusing once again on post-production manipulation controversy and reflecting on the importance of honesty in photography.
Plus this week photographer Benedict Redgrove 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 1969 near Reading, England and attended the Berkshire College of Art and Design. Redgrove is a graphic designer by trade, and has spent his career “obsessing” over technology and innovation. As a photographer, he has cut his teeth photographing campaigns and editorials for clients such as BMW, Audi, Aston Martin, British Airways, IBM, Sky, Sony and T-Mobile. However, his love of sci-fi and space exploration has intuitively led him to creating personal projects based on his client base of the most advanced companies in the world, granting him access to secret and often hidden divisions at organisations such as Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, the Royal Air Force, European Space Agency, British Aerospace and NASA. His book NASA: Past & Present, Dreams of the Future, was nine years in the making and contains over 200 images of space exploration’s most iconic objects. http://benedictredgrove.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, documentary filmmaker, 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).
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