In episode 169 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on rules on being an artist, making friends through photography, the importance of writing to photography and applying for positions within photographic education.
Plus this week photographer Frances Scott 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?’
Frances Scott is from Orkney, but is currently based in Glasgow. She graduated in photography from Glasgow School of Art in 2014 and focuses on journeys made through a landscape of personal significance. Since 2016 she has been working on a long–term project to walk and document the coastlines of Orkney. She is a founding member of the Orkney–based Móti Collective, and one of the organisers of Holm Sound, a digital offshoot of ØY Festival. Her first photobook, Undertow, was published by Another Place Press in February 2020, followed more recently by her second publication, A9.
Dr. Grant ScDr. 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).
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Image © Frances Scott