In episode 93 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed considering the slow death of photo magazines, unrealistic expectations, staying true to your work and yourself.
Plus this week photographer Anna Boyiazis 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?’
Anna Boyiazis is an American documentary photographer based between Southern California and East Africa. She earned a MFA from the Yale University School of Art and a BA from the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. She spent the early years of her career designing a variety of publications - predominantly books - with international art and architecture organisations. Anna taught at both the Art Center College of Design and the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, and served a teaching fellowship at the Yale University School of Art. Since 2006 she has focused on her photography and her ongoing project Finding Freedom in the Water, has been featured by National Geographic magazine. She is a 2019 Prix Pictet Nominee, the recipient of a 2019 Getty Images Reportage Grant, a 2018 Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, 2018 Alfred Fried Peace Image of the Year, 2018 Contemporary African Photography Prize, 2018 Pictures of the Year International Award of Excellence, 2018 Women Photograph/Nikon Grant, 2018 World Press Photo Award, and 2017 UNICEF Photo of the Year Honorable Mention. Photographs from the project were included in the DYSTURB #WomenMatter campaign against violence towards women, and the 2017 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Anna is a contributing photographer for ESPN, GEO, Médecins Sans Frontières, UNICEF, National Geographic and Stern magazines. She has been a guest speaker at the Austrian Parliament, World Press Photo Exhibition, and World Press Photo Festival. www.annaboyiazis.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