PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 170: Plus Photographer Michelle Watt

In episode 170 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the value of the photographic print, sharing some rules for life, considering structured narrative and stressing the importance of never getting creatively old.

Plus this week photographer Michelle Watt 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?’

Michelle Watt is a fashion and portrait photographer known for her surreal narrative style and work that often addresses themes of freedom and restriction within presupposed conventions of female grace and beauty. Her editorial work has been published in The New York TimesUSA Today, Vogue Italia, Marie Claire Maison Italia and Blanc Magazine and she has worked with commercial clients such as Cadillac, The North Face, Capture One, LG Electronics, and Scotch & Soda. Michelle is based in both Brooklyn and San Francisco with her Rhodesian boxer Fiona, and likes to travel to climb boulders. www.michellewattphoto.com

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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