In this ‘Photo Collecting’ episode UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed connecting with Peter Fetterman in Santa Monica to discuss all aspects of photo collecting, including pricing, selling, archives, keeping true to your vision, the art market and the photography gallery.
Born in London, Peter Fetterman has been deeply involved in the medium of photography for over thirty years. Initially a filmmaker, producer and collector, he set up his first gallery over twenty years ago. Fetterman was one of the pioneer tenants of Bergamot Station, the Santa Monica Center of the Arts when it first opened in 1994. Today, his gallery has one of the largest inventories of classic 20th Century photography in the United States particularly in humanist photography including work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Willy Ronis, André Kertesz, Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Lillian Bassman. His book The Power of Photography was published in 2022. www.peterfetterman.com
If you would like to hear more from Peter you can here: www.peterfetterman.com/video/16-photo-london-the-power-of-photography/
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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.
Scott’s next book Condé Nast Have Left The Building: Six Decades of Vogue House will be published by Orphans Publishing in the Spring of 2024.
© Grant Scott 2023