In Search of Bill Jay, Episode 3, 'Tony Ray Jones, Diane Arbus and Weegee in NYC'


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In episode 3 of this new podcast series Grant Scott continues his search for Bill Jay and hears from photographer Alen MacWeenie and Anna Ray Jones about Bill's relationship with Tony, Tony's beginnings as a photographer and the impact a trip to New York in 1968 had on the history of photography in the UK. Bill Jay was a photographer, writer on and advocate of photography, curator, magazine and picture editor, lecturer, public speaker and mentor. He was the first editor of “the immensely influential magazine Creative Camera and founder and editor of Album magazine. He is the author of more than 20 books on the history and criticism of photography, and roughly 400 essays, lectures and articles. His own photographs have been widely published, including a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is also known for his portrait photographs of photographers. Dr. 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, documentary filmmaker, BBC Radio contributor and 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). © Grant Scott 2022

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