PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 215: Plus Photographer Shane Rocheleau

In episode 215 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on photography in your fifties, the importance of integrity in documentation, and learning from the past, whilst listening to the present.

Plus this week photographer Shane Rocheleau 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?’

Shane Rocheleau received an MFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University and is an American photographer whose work confronts the endemic position of toxic masculinity and white supremacy within the American experience. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, India, and Germany, and his photographs have been featured in a wide variety of online and print publications, including Aperture’s The PhotoBook Review, Dear Dave magazine, The Heavy Collective, Paper Journal, and The Washington Post. Three monographs of Rocheleau’s images have been published, You Are Masters Of The Fish And Birds And All The Animals (2018), The Reflection In The Pool (2019), and Lakeside (2022) and his work is held in collections within the Museum of Modern Art, the Vogue Italia Collection, Fondazione Teatro Regio di Parma, and Tate Britain, amongst others. Rocheleau currently lives and works in Richmond, Virginia. www.shanerocheleau.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 Scott 2022


  1. The first photo seen when I go to the Shane Rocheleau link is a good example of what Bill Jay said in the piece you read: An unflattering photo of an aging woman who seems to look unhappy, or has a chip on her shoulder.

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