PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 226: Plus Photographer Nicola Muirhead

In episode 226 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on overcoming obstacles, photographic anxiety, combining the personal and professional and the search for the new Instagram.

Plus this week, photographer Nicola Muirhead takes on the challenge of supplying Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which she answer’s the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’

Nicola Muirhead is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller from the island of Bermuda, who focuses on long-form projects and portraiture. Her practice is rooted in exploring the lived stories of individuals and communities as they exist in a time and place investigating how we as people construct our own narrative from collective memory, personal traumas, and historic events. Each body of work is undertaken with its own unique approach, incorporating a range of visual tools to convey the complexities of the human experience and the imprint of our stories on the world stage. Her projects are research-led and collaborative in approach, drawing from experts and testimonials of a community to narrate their story and their truth. Muirhead finished her Masters in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the University of Arts London in 2017 and is based between London and Bermuda freelancing as a photographer for editorial, portrait and reportage assignments – as well as a visiting lecturer in photography. She is a member of London Creative Network, and Women Photograph, and part of a team of professional photographers running a supportive bi-monthly networking event called Photo Scratch. Nicola is also a founding member of the Collective Eye podcast – a grassroots / no-host podcast aimed at promoting engaging conversations in photography and beyond. https://nicolamuirhead.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). 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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