PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 168: Plus Photographer Tadas Kazakevičius

In episode 168 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on ego within photography, keeping it simple and inaccessible inspirational photo books.

Plus this week photographer Tadas Kazakevičius 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?’

Tadas Kazakevičius is a documentary and portrait photographer based in Vilnius, Lithuania. After spending five years in the United Kingdom, Kazakevičius returned to his native Lithuania where he is particularly interested in the social aspects of the people living there. Kazakevičius’ ongoing series Soon to be Gone was a finalist in LensCulture’s Exposure Awards 2017 and featured in The Royal Photographic Society’s 160 exhibition. In 2018, he was picked as a finalist in the ZEISS Photography Awards and the series was shown in Les Photaumnales festival in Le Quadrilatère Gallery, Beauvais, France. With his series Between Two Shores, Kazakevičius was one of the finalists of the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards in 2018. The British Journal of Photography featured the series Soon to be Gone in 2019, and he was one of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2019 finalists. In 2019 he became a member of the international documentary photography cooperative, ‘Inland Stories’. https://tadaskazakevicius.com

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Dr. Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator 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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