In episode 262 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the importance of serenity now! What to do when things go wrong on a commissioned shoot and making a small difference.
Plus this week, photographer Pippa Healy 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?’
Pippa Healy is a photographic artist based in London whose practice is primarily diaristic and concerned with themes of loss, longing, violence and grief. She had a successful career in television before embarking on her photographic journey, working for Reuters on their news desk as well as on documentaries and factual programmes such as Dispatches and Cutting Edge for Channel 4. Healy studied at Central St Martins for a Post-Grad Certificate in Photography and then an MA in Photographic Studies at Westminster University. She then expanded her photographic practice with an MA in Printmaking at UAL Camberwell graduating in 2020. Her handmade ‘Zines’ are central to her practice. Healy has shown work at Festival Circulations in Paris, Les Rencontres d’Arles and Format Festival (UK) and her work has been widely published in magazines and exhibited internationally and her zines are part of the Tate Galley, Martin Parr Foundation and MEP in Paris. Healy was the recipient of the 2020 Bainbridge Studio Prize and a finalist for The Signature Art Prize in 2021. She is currently studying for a Doctorate in Fine Art from The University of East London where she also lectures in Contextual Studies on the BA Photography course. www.pippahealy.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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