This first episode of Foam Talks: Talent Edition is a conversation with New York based photographer Philip Montgomery, and the Director of Photography of The New York Times Magazine, Kathy Ryan. They have worked together on the occasion of different editorial assignments Ryan gave to Montgomery, in which both constantly seek to balance the fine line between photojournalism and fine art. Starting point of the conversation is Montgomery’s series Flash Points, with which he features in Foam Magazine’s Talent Issue of 2020 and the subsequent exhibition.
Foam produced this episode as part of a special series of podcasts on the occasion of Foam Talent 2020. Each episode focusses on one artist aiming to evoke a conversation around their approach, offer an insight into the discourses surrounding a specific project, contextualizing it within the photography field while not forgetting the personal stories and dreams behind it. In addition, each conversation features a special guest that has a shared professional or personal connection to the artist. The encounters are moderated by Mirjam Kooiman, curator of this year's Foam Talent exhibition.
Concept: Mirjam Kooiman and Amelie Schuele
Production: Nordin Janssen
Mastering & Mixing: Andersen Audio Productions