Grant Scott

Subject Co-ordinator and Senior Lecturer: Photography

School of Arts


After fifteen years art directing photography books and magazines such as Elle and Tatler, Grant began to work solely as a photographer for a number of commercial and editorial clients in 2000. His images bring together all of his experience working with some of the greatest photographers of the last century with his graphic and journalistic talents. His work is held in the permanent collections of MOMA, New York, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, The Tate, London and The British Library.

Specialising in photography, the moving image, visual narrative and professional practices, Grant teaches across the BA Photography course and is currently Subject Co-ordinator for Photography. He is a working photographer and has written three books on photography including The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography. Grant is also the founder/ curator of and the presenter/producer of the weekly podcast A Photographic Life. 


Areas of expertise

  • Photography
  • Moving Image
  • Publishing
  • Social Media


I am particularly interested in visual language and visual story telling.  I also investigate pedagogic teaching of professional photography and the future of photography as a mass media medium.

I am currently developing and presenting:

  • A Photographic Life weekly podcast 
  • A Photographic Audio Archive

I am responsible for creating a film intitled "No not bend; The photographic life of Bill Jay"   I am also the curator and editor of the United Nations of Photography.

I am currently completing a PhD by publication at Oxford Brookes University on the topic of "Narative and visual storytelling: accessing memory and the personal in the published work of Grant Scott".

As a professional photographer, I work for magazines and brands globally (


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education

External Examiner:

  • Graduate Diploma in Photography course at London College of Communication
  • BA Hon Degree in Photography at Brighton University

Further details

Other experience

Founding Trustee Cheltenham Design Festival
Co-founder Gloucestershire Academy for Design
Judge Google/Saatchi International Photography Competition 2012
Judge British Institute of Professional Photography Awards 2009
Judge Terry O’Neill Awards 2012
Judge Hasselblad Masters of Photography Awards 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Judge Redbull Illume World Photographic Awards 2010
Judge D&AD Student Design Awards 2001
Judge Association Of Photographers Open Awards 2010
Judge TIPA International Awards 2010, 2011
Judge World Press Photo Multi-Media Awards 2014
Judge100 Mile Radius Landscape Photography Awards 2015
Judge Photographique Student Awards 2015
Judge Food Photographer of The Year Awards 2016:
Exhibitor in the Brighton Photography Biennial Fringe 2006, 2018
Seminar Speaker Canon Pro Show 2009, 2010, 2011
Keynote speaker at The Apple/Canon Converge Conference 2009, 2010
Keynote speaker at Sony World Awards 2010, 2011, 2012
Keynote speaker at Bradford International Film Festival 2012
Keynote speaker at Focus on Imaging for Nikon 2011, 2012
Keynote speaker at World Press Photo Multi-Media Seminar, 2012
Portfolio Reviewer at Sony World Awards 2012
Portfolio Reviewer at Canon Pro Solutions Show 2009, 2010
Visiting Practioner Open Source: Coventry University #picbod 2012
Founder and Facilitator Photo Book Seminar: Cheltenham Literature Festival 2013:
Founder and Facilitator Founder Photo Dispatches Photographer Talks: Bristol 2015
Curator and Facilitator Photography as a Visual Language Seminar in collaboration with Van Arts, Vancouver, Canada: Natural History Museum, London, 2016
BBC News Online: Contributing writer on photography
World Press Photo/Witness Journal: Contributing writer on visual education digital platforms and lens based media.


Press, publicity and reviews

Other publicity

2000 Kobal Photographic Portrait Awards: National Portrait Gallery London, UK
2002 Crash Happy: Browns London, UK
2005 Casa Molino: 1 Corso Como Milan, Italy
2005 At Home With The Makers Of Style: Aram London, UK
2007 The Dome Sessions: The Dome Brighton, UK
2018 Do Not Bend: Portraits of British Photographers: Oriel Colwyn Gallery, Wales
2018 Do Not Bend: Portraits of British Photographers: Spectrum, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton, UK