PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 232: Plus Photographer Jane Hilton

In episode 232 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on photographer and photo editor Eamonn McCabe, finding context to get paid and the positive and negative aspects of the photo community online.

Plus this week, photographer Jane Hilton 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?’

Jane Hilton is a London based photographer and filmmaker renowned for her work documenting American Culture, in particular the American West, which she has explored for the past twenty-five years. Her monographs include, 2010s Dead Eagle Trail depicting the lifestyle of the twenty-first century cowboy, 2013s Precious featuring intimate nude portraits of working girls in Nevada and most recently 2016s LA Gun Club exploring American gun culture with a collection of unique ‘shot up’ target posters. Hilton is fascinated by subjects that are legal, but not socially acceptable. In 2000 she was commissioned by the BBC to make a series of ten documentary films about two brothels in Nevada, titled Love for Sale, the only state in America where prostitution is legal. She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2014 and chosen as one of the ‘Hundred Heroines’ representing internationally the most inspirational women in photography today. Her work has appeared in numerous major publications including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine and FT Magazine. Hilton’s work is widely collected and exhibited with recent solo shows including, LA Gun Club, at the Eleven Gallery, London in 2016, American Cowboy at the Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York in 2015, Jane Hilton’s America, at the Schilt Gallery, Amsterdam in 2014. She has spent the last five years filming the The Last Lion Tamer following a family’s fight to save their lifestyle as the government intends to ban all wild animals performing in circuses. https://janehilton.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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