In episode 314 UNP founder and curator Grant Scott is in his shed reflecting on the need for change, and explains how the podcast will be evolving now it is coming from a garage and not a shed! He aslo reads a short extract from his latest book Inside Vogue House: One Building. Seven magazines. Sixty years of stories…

Plus this week, photographer Holly Revell takes on the challenge of supplying Grant with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length for the last ever answer to the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’

Holly Revell describes herself as an artist photographer who makes collaborative portraits with fellow queer folk exploring transforming identities. They have been working on their current project ‘People Like Us’ since 2017, recording trans, gender non-conforming and non-binary identities and experience, which will be published as a book this year. Other projects include ‘DARKROOM’; a series of photo-booth installations at art & club events (2010-14), ‘Transformations’, photographs made with performers reflecting the transition from drag to self in one long-exposure (2016), a book titled ‘David Hoyle: Parallel Universe’ (2017) and DARC which stands for documentation action research collective 2016-19). Holly has made a significant contribution to the documentation of queer performance and its icons in London, creating a record of a specific movement and the community surrounding it, which is archived at the Bishopsgate Institute.

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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