In episode 81 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the importance of creative space, exhibiting work and the need to respond positively to change.
Plus this week photographer Sebastian Meyer takes on the challenge of supplying Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which he answer’s the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’
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Sebastian Meyer is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, and a recipient of multiple grants from The Pulitzer Center on crisis reporting. His editorial photographs have been published in TIME, Fortune, The Sunday Times Magazine, The FT Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, among many others. Meyer has made films for National Geographic, PBS Newshour, Channel 4 News, CNN, VOA, and HBO. He produces still and video content for NGOs and charities such as UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, and MercyCorps. In 2009 Meyer co-founded Metrography, the first Iraqi photo agency. His first book, Under Every Yard of Sky was published by Red Hook Editions in 2019.
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, and the author of Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained (Focal Press 2014) and The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Focal Press 2015). His next book New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography will be published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2019.
His documentary film, Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay can now be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd47549knOU&t=3915s.
© Grant Scott 2019