In episode 92 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the importance of visiting photo exhibitions, working with online and off-line platforms, and the selfie as evidence. He also asks if the photo competition has had its day!
Plus this week photographer Seth Lower 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?’
San Francisco based Seth Lower studied for his BFA at The University of Michigan, before completing his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute, in 2008. An education that led him to be appointed as a visiting artist/lecturer, at the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 2012 and as artist-in-residence/lecturer, at Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2009. His work has been exhibited on multiple occasions worldwide within group and solo shows and as numerous publications. He has also created three books from his projects, Man with Buoy and Other Tales, in 2010 published by Little Brown Mushroom, The Sun Shone Glaringly, by The Ice Plant in 2014 and Units, published by Mack in 2019. His work is held in public collections including The Palais des Beaux Arts Wien, Vienna, Austria,Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY and the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan. www.sethlower.com
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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 book New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography was 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 2020