PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 183: Plus Photographer Sean Gallagher

In episode 183 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the reasons for photo books to exist, European box sets, and the importance of cinematography to the still image.

Plus this week photographer Sean Gallagher 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?’

Sean Gallagher is an independent photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on creating photography and documentary film projects that highlight stories from the front line of the climate crisis and important and under-reported global environmental issues. Gallagher studied Zoology at university in the UK, an education that informs his work. From chasing timber poachers with armed policemen through the jungles of Cambodia, to photographing undercover in secretive North Korea, he had produced diverse stories for some of the world’s leading news outlets. He is an 8-time recipient of Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting travel grants, his images are represented by the National Geographic Image Collection and he is a Fellow of the UK Royal Geographical Society. Originally from the UK, he has lived and worked across Asia for over 15 years and is currently based just outside of Beijing. https://gallagher-photo.com

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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