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.
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