PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 264: ‘Wellbeing Special’ Plus Photographer Alessia Rollo

In episode 264 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the growing issues of wellbeing amongst photographers both young, old and those in-between. He also marks the passing of UNP contributor Pete Silverton.

Plus this week, photographer Alessia Rollo 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?’

*You can discover more of Pete Silverton’s writing on photography as mentioned in this episode by putting his name into the website search bar.

Alessia Rollo is a visual artist born in 1982 in Southern Italy where she lives and works. After earning her undergraduate degree in visual communication at the University of Perugia, she completed a master’s in creative photography at the EFTI, Spain in 2009. For Rollo, rather than explaining or documenting a situation, photography is a medium that permits myriad metaphors. In her projects she questions photography a a tool of representation and deliberately mixes a documentary approach with a fictionary one. Her work focuses on the Mediterranean area to question relevant topics in main stream storytelling and visual stereotypes, whilst seeking to expand a sense of community through re-appropriation of histories, memories and visual material. Her work has been exhibited in many international exhibitions in solo and group shows. www.alessiarollo.it

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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