In episode 234 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the ethics of selling prints, fake images and the importance of family and friends to photographic practice.
Plus this week, photographer Cecilia di Paolo 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?’
Cecilia Di Paolo is a London based artist, originating from Italy, who studied photography at the Arts University Bournemouth. Di Paolo’s body of work, primarily realised through photography, film and performance, explores and deconstructs cultural notions of intimacy, tenderness, and love through a dystopian lens. Perhaps more simply understood as a visual exploration of the relationship between humans and objects. At the heart of Cecilia’s work is the intensely human pursuit of connection; a reimagined line between artwork and audience, reaching out and inviting you to affix yourself with the work, fulfilled through the tactility of her self-portraiture and still life. He work has been exhibited in four solo shows To The Ones I’ve Dates, The Muse Gallery, London 2022, Made to Be Loved, Roshi, London 2020, Made to Be Loved, Locke, London 2018 and Made to Be Loved film screening, London 2018. https://cecedipaolo.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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