PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 258: Plus Photographer Paul Hansen

In episode 258 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on post-photography photography and how fakery has nothing to do with documentation of reality.

Plus this week, photographer Paul Hansen 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?’

Paul Hansen is a photojournalist based in Stockholm, Sweden. As a staff photographer for the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter his assignments and self-initiated projects, take him all over the world covering events in Haiti, Bosnia, Afghanistan as well as in Sweden. There is always one common denominator that links his work together and that is empathy. His visual storytelling has been awarded many domestic and international prizes and honours, including Picture of the Year two times and  Photographer of the Year in Sweden nine times. He was also awarded Photographer of the Year Newspaper in POYi 2010 and 2013, World Press Photo, 2012, a second place in Photographer of the Year in POYi 2015 and a second place in General News by World Press Photo 2016. In 2017 and 2018 he had two major exhibitions at the Fotografiska museum in Stockholm. In June 2019 he exhibited his photographs at the Sundsvalls museum in Sweden. www.paulhansenphotojournalism.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 2023

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