PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 163: Plus Photographer David Corio

In episode 163 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on multi-faceted image making, still images in film narrative, avoiding meaningless catchphrases, and suggesting a photographer from the past to check out that you may not of heard of.

Plus this week photographer David Corio 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?’

David Corio was born in London in 1960 and aged 16 he went to Gloucester College of Art and Design to study photography. After leaving college he worked in an industrial darkroom as a printer and started to freelance in 1978 for the New Musical Express, followed by The Face, Time Out, Q, Mojo, Black Echoes, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and numerous other magazines and newspapers. In 1992 he moved to New York and for 16 years worked mainly for the New York Times and various record labels. Corio is best known for his portraits of musicians including many reggae, hip hop, soul and jazz artists and his photographs have appeared on over 500 record sleeves. With over 200 of his images of black musicians being published in the book The Black Chord. Corio also has a strong interest in prehistoric standing stones and his book Megaliths with text by Lai Ngan Corio was published in 2001. Corio’s photos are in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, ICA, the National Museum of African American Culture in Washington DC, the National African American Museum in Tennessee and the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica. https://davidcorio.com

Below: The image of Orange Juice by David Corio mentioned by Grant in this week’s episode.

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Dr. 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/

© Grant Scott 2021

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