In episode 159 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering age and the subject matter we seek, accessing the personal and the importance of simplicity when writing about photography.
Plus this week photographer Jill Beth Hanes 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?’
Jill Beth Hannes was born in Hawaii and graduated from The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California in 2010 with a B.F.A. in Photography. She started taking photographs in elementary school when she was given a disposable camera for a class project and has been obsessed with creating images ever since. Her work is cinematic, dream-like and most of her images stem from her personal experiences and are inspired by her struggles with identity and her journey as a woman. She was recently shortlisted for the Next Photography Award by the D&AD and her work has been published in publications around the world including in GUP, VICE, The Wild Magazine, Schon, The Photographic Journal and Contributor. Hannes work has been exhibited globally including in Japan, France and she is currently working on a number of short films and a photographic series with her creative partners Duplicity Studios, whilst pursuing an MFA from the University of North Carolina. She lives and works in North Carolina. www.jillbethhannes.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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