PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 165: Plus Photographer Harry Borden

In episode 165 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on learning and teaching photography, formally, informally and unintentionally!

Plus this week photographer Harry Borden 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?’

Harry Borden is a British portrait photographer based in London, born in New York and brought up in Devon in the UK. He studied photography at Plymouth College of Art and Design from 1985-7 and moved to London shortly afterwards, where he worked as an assistant for the photographer Lester Bookbinder. Borden received his first commission from The Observer in 1994 and as his profile grew his portraits appeared regularly in this and other Sunday supplements, as well as magazines such as Harpers & QueenVogue and The New Yorker. Borden was awarded the Kobal Photographic Portrait Prize in1998 and 2000 and World Press Photo awards in 1997 and 1999. In 2005, he had his first solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London titled Harry Borden: On Business. The National Portrait Gallery holds more than 100 examples of Borden’s work in its photographic collection and in 2014, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. In 2017 his book Survivor, A Portrait of the Survivors of the Holocaust was published having been short-listed for the European Publishers Award for Photography and in 2014 judged among the 10 best Photography books of 2018 by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation. His second book, Single Dad was published in 2021. https://harryborden.co.uk

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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/

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