In episode 228 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on embracing failure, how to judge photography competitions, not entering photography competitions and staying positive.
Plus this week, photographer Lise Johansson 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?’
Lise Johansson was born in 1985 and studied photography at the Media College, Viborg, Denmark and at the Vera – School of Art and Design, Copenhagen. She is describes herself as a visual artist and photographer whose starting point for her artistic practice is to create a sense of distorted reality, where the inspiration comes from the borderland that exists between the conscious and the unconscious. Her images often physical miniatures of landscapes and architectural spaces, combine with textures and objects photographed to use as building blocks in the editing process. Her work has been exhibited worldwide in London, Paris, Copenhagen and New York. In 2017 she received two awards at the Sony World Photography Awards and recently she won the title ‘Photographer of the Year 2020’ in the International Colour Awards and 1st Place in the 2021 International Photography Awards 2021 in the Fine Art category. Johnson currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. http://lisejohansson.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.
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