In episode 184 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on humility, ‘awesomeness’ and pride, stealing other peoples work and he recommends some comedy that pricks the pompous photography bubble.
Plus this week photographer David Rothenberg 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?’
If you want to see the ‘Fotoclub des Vaderlands’ film mentioned by Grant in this episode here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN6cA8nYzbI
David Rothenberg is a photographer and educator who lives in New York and who has over recent years, made his home borough of Queens the subject of several major projects. He has produced two books of his work Roosevelt Station and Landing Lights Park, which TIME magazine named one of the best photography books of 2018. Rothenberg was the recipient of the PHOTO 2021 x Perimeter International Photobook Prize for Roosevelt Station and in 2019, and he was awarded the Peters S. Reed Foundation Grant for photography. Rothenberg’s photographs have been published in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Libération, Die Zeit and The New Yorker and are held in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Rothenberg received an MFA from Bard College and a BFA from Parsons School of Design. https://davidrothenberg.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/
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