PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 193: Plus Photographer Art Streiber

In episode 193 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the difference between an amateur and professional photography, the need for a new photography TV series and the challenges photography could face in 2022.

Plus this week photographer Art Streiber take’s 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?’

Art Streiber is an American portrait photographer best known for his portraits of entertainment and sports personalities. Streiber studied at Stanford University, graduated in 1984, and has been based in his hometown of Los Angeles since 1994. He is a regular contributor to the major Hollywood studios and networks, having shot posters and related promotional collateral for ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, MTV, Universal Studios, DreamWorks, and Sony Pictures. Streiber has also photographed behind the scenes at the Academy Awards every year since 2000 to the present day, excluding 2009. In 2005, American Photo magazine named him one of the ‘100 Most Important People in Photography’ and in 2008, the Pacific Design Center in California presented Streiber with the Star of Design Award for photography. Streiber lectures and teaches frequently and is represented by Elaine Browne for Entertainment Commissions and Candace Gelman Associates for Commercial work. www.artstreiber.com

Dr. Grant Scott is the 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).

Podcast music: Written and performed by Dr. Laura Ritchie www.lauraritchie.com

© Grant Scott 2022


  1. Happy New Year Grant. Am looking forward to 2022’s shed output. Agreed with your correspondent on Grayson’s Art Club. We eventually saw the exhibition (luckily up north) and it was (as was the series) engaging and the stories behind the art brought things to life more than you’d expect.

    Rock that boat and if I buy an NFT what actually do I own?!

    1. Thanks for the feedback. The correspondent was my nine year old daughter! And the answer to your second question is nothing. Best Grant

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