PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 158: Plus Photographer Nolan Ryan Trowe

In episode 158 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the importance of research, reading a listener’s email, and reflecting how the camera we have informs the work that we make.

Plus this week photographer Nolan Ryan Trowe 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?’

Nolan Ryan Trowe was born in Maryland in 1993 and raised in California and describes himself as an American author whose work has focused on stories around disability. In 2015 Trowe received a B.A in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach but he suffered a spinal cord injury in 2016 and was diagnosed with incomplete paraplegia. In 2019, he received an M.A. in Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement from New York University, where he focused on human rights and photojournalism. Nolan is currently a VII Photo Mentor Program Photographer and a Magnum Foundation Fellow in the Photography and Social Justice program. He has been awarded a first prize in the Getty Images Creative Bursary and his work has been published in The New York Times Lens Blog and The New York Times Exposureswww.nolanryantrowe.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).

Grant’s 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/

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