In episode 311 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on looking back and looking forward, the failure of AI photography and the importance of visiting local photography exhibitions.

Plus this week, photographer Chantel King 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?’

London-based Chantel King’s work focuses on beauty and portraiture. She completed her art foundation at Middlesex University and then completed a degree in graphic design at Buckinghamshire New University. King worked as a photo assistant, before progressing to producer and studio manager. She describes her photographic style as being cinematic, dreamy and intimate. She has been commissioned by brands including Revolution REHAB, Fable & Mane and magazines such as Stylist, Grazia, Departures, Hunger, Tush and Schon! as well as Guardian Saturday, and The Sunday Times magazine.

Dr.Grant Scott
After fifteen years art directing photography books and magazines such as Elle and Tatler, Scott began to work as a photographer for a number of advertising and editorial clients in 2000. Alongside his photographic career Scott has art directed numerous advertising campaigns, worked as a creative director at Sotheby’s, art directed foto8magazine, founded his own photographic gallery, edited Professional Photographer magazine and launched his own title for photographers and filmmakers Hungry Eye. He founded the United Nations of Photography in 2012, and is now a Senior Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator: Photography at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, and a BBC Radio contributor. Scott is 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), and What Does Photography Mean To You? (Bluecoat Press 2020). His photography has been published in At Home With The Makers of Style (Thames & Hudson 2006) and Crash Happy: A Night at The Bangers (Cafe Royal Books 2012). His film Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay was premiered in 2018.

Scott’s next book Inside Vogue HouseOne building, seven magazines, sixty years of stories, Orphans Publishing, is now on sale.

© Grant Scott 2024

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