PODCAST: A Photographic Life, Episode 285 ‘Kick Starter Special’ with Photographer Marc Wilson

In this special episode UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed talking with photographer Marc Wilson about the realities of creating Kick Starter campaigns to support and fund the publishing of personal photographic projects.

Born in London and now based in Bath, Marc Wilson studies took him from Sociology to Photography creating images that document the memories, histories and stories that are set in the landscapes that surround us. He has worked on long term documentary projects. His stories focus on the landscape, and the objects found on and within it, combining landscape, documentary, portrait and still life, along with audio recordings of interviews and sounds, to portray the mass sprawling web of the histories and stories he aims to tell. Wilson has published four Kickstarter funded books – The Last Stand (2010-2014), Travelogue 1(2015-2018), A Wounded Landscape: Bearing witness to the Holocaust (2015-2021) and Remnants (2021-2022) and sold over 5000 copies in total. His most recent Kickstarter funded book The Land is Yellow, the Sky is Blue will be published in 2024. Solo exhibitions include the Side Gallery, Newcastle, The Royal Armouries Museum and Focal point Gallery in the UK and Spazio Klien in Italy. His work has been published in journals and magazines ranging from National Geographic, FT Weekend and The British Journal of Photography and Wired amongst many others. Wilson also works as a visiting lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and has given talks in France, The South Pacific and The Seas of Japan. www.marcwilson.co.uk

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 is Inside Vogue HouseOne building, seven magazines, sixty years of stories, Orphans Publishing, is on sale February 2024.

© Grant Scott 2023

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