Grant Scott has worked as an art director on magazines such as Elle and Tatler during his twenty-eight years working within the professional photographic industry and has worked as a photographer, editor and creative director since 2000. Over the past thirteen years his clients have included Sothebys, Vogue, Elle Decoration, The Guardian Magazine, The Telegraph on Saturday, Glamour, Instyle, Bang & Olufsen and IKEA amongst others. As a photographer he was a finalist in the John Kobal Portrait Awards. Thames & Hudson have published a monograph of his work At Home With The Makers Of Style and he has had his work exhibited nationally and internationally.
Over the past three years, whilst continuing to work as a photographer, he has edited Professional Photographer, Photography Monthly and Turning Pro magazines in the UK before launching his own title Hungry Eye, a monthly magazine for professional photographers and filmmakers in 2011. He left Hungry Eye in 2013 and now edits and curates the multiple publishing platform www.unitednationsofphotography.com.
Grant has judged a large number of international photographic awards and his writing on design and photography has been published for over ten years. In 2013 he established and curated the Photo Book Weekend as part of the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Grant was on the Award Jury for the World Press Photo Multi-Media Awards 2014. A book of his photographs Crash Happy: A Night At The Bangers was published by Cafe Royal Books in May 2014. His book titled Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained was published by Focal Press in August 2014 and his book The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography will be published by Focal Press in the Spring of 2015.
His work is held in the permanent collections of MOMA, New York, The Tate, London, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London and The British Library.
Grant describes the type of photography he likes:
"To understand the word landscape within photographic practice I personally need to see the word as a description of what surrounds us. For me landscape photography should not be seen only as a view created from a pre-defined genre specific distance. It should be a reflection, a documentation of the landscape of our environment, immediate or distanced, urban or rural, populated or unpopulated. By adopting this understanding I feel that as a genre, landscape photography can be evolved, expanded, redefined and explored with a new eye and a sense of visual experimentation. Photographers such as William Klein and W.Eugene Smith were great landscape photographers in my mind, as were Tony Ray Jones and Saul Leiter, as is William Eggleston and Joel Sternfeld. Landscape photography is not just for chocolate box tops!"
Websites: Grant Scott and The United Nations of Photography.
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