In episode 196 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on whether or not you need to read Susan Sontag, people trying to get photography on the cheap and he suggests some health considerations for photographers based on his own experience.
Plus this week photographer Andreas Weinand 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?’
Andreas Weinand was born in 1958 in the Rheine region of Germany, and is now based in Berlin.
He studied photography at the University GHS Essen (Folkwang), graduating in 1990 and his photography is primarily engaged with research concerning personal identities and the exploration of relationships between the individual presenting his/her personality and the society to which he/she engages with. Between 1985 to 1995 he concentrated on three projects: Deutsche Volksfeste, Colossal Youth and Reflecting Oneself. Weinand’s work has been exhibited extensively including exhibitions in Denmark, Belgium, Canada, Russia, Italy and Germany and represented in numerous public collections. Three book of his images have been published The Good Earth, Colossal Youth and Stadt Land Mensch. www.andreasweinand.de
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/
Podcast music: Written and performed by Dr. Laura Ritchie www.lauraritchie.com
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