PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 220: Plus: Photographer Neil Massey

In episode 220 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the documentation of social/economic deprivation, whether class is relevant to making photographs and the slow death of the DSLR.

Plus this week, photographer Neil Massey 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?’

This is a link to the article Grant mentions in this week’s episode: www.itsnicethat.com/features/working-class-photography-photography-120722?utm_content=buffere3382&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=intsocial

Neil Massey has been working as a professional photographer for the past 30 years. He picked up a camera aged 15 and studied photography at Bournemouth Art School before spending the following 15 years based in London working as an editorial photographer, for magazines including The Face, Sleazenation and Q. In 2009 Massey moved to Vietnam where he lived for 6 years working on the long-form photographic projects Bloody ChunksUntitledSong and Monobloc. In 2015 he returned to London and began documenting the City of London. Since 2020 Massey has been developing photographic based artworks called: KALEID {} ESCAPES. www.instagram.com/mrmasseyman

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). His film Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay was first screened in 2018 www.donotbendfilm.com. He is the presenter of the A Photographic Life and In Search of Bill Jay podcasts.

© Grant Scott 2022

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