In episode 249 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the self-taught photographer, announcing a new Photographers Archive, and talking about the ‘Photo Book Vandal’.
Plus this week, photographer Greg Hunt 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?’
Jonathan Richmond and The Modern Lovers as mentioned by Grant in this episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUNXWp4hfhI
Greg Hunt is an American filmmaker, photographer, and visual artist based in Los Angeles who began making photographs in the mid-1990’s as a professional skateboarder when he was given given a Minolta X-700 and two lenses, a 50mm 1.4 and a fisheye. Shortly after he began making stills he began experimenting with motion picture film, eventually transitioning to work behind the lens full-time. Greg has since created some of skateboarding’s most seminal films, along with a multitude of documentaries, commercials, and music videos. Two books of his stills have been published Ninety-Six Dreams, Two Thousand Memories in 2018 and 20th Century Summer in 2021. The Ninety-Six Dreams, Two Thousand Memories and his Between the Lines bodies of work were exhibited in Tokyo in 2020. www.huntfilmwork.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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