Podcast: A Photographic Life, Episode 205: Plus Photographer Donwilson Odhiambo

In episode 205 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on client expectations and if they are reasonable, those who give back to the communities they are part of, and the importance of having fun!

Plus this week photographer Donwilson Odhiambo takes 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?’

Donwilson Odhiambo is an award-winning Kenyan documentary photojournalist, videographer and a mental health activist, born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and who grew up in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa photographer who grew up in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa. He documents the social, cultural, political, and economic activities of day-to-day life on the African continent. As a response to issues including illegal drugs, crime, early marriages and teenage pregnancies in his area he established TAMI (Talking Art and Mental Illness) a project that is open to all, in which he invites experts including psychiatrists to share advice and essentials such as sanitary towels, condoms and food packages with those who attend and need them most. www.instagram.com/donwilsonofficial

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 Scott 2022

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