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FOAM Interviews: Matthew Porter

Photographer Matthew Porter in conversation with Jake Nussbaum about the FOAM: Under Construction exhibit at Pioneer Works, on view March 13 to April 26, 2015. Presented in collaboration between Foam (Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam) and Pioneer Works, the group exhibition features ten emerging artists exploring photography from a new perspective, and, in the process, re-evaluating 150 years of photographic history to reinvent the medium.

Porter’s images often feature historical mash-ups, collapsing disparate events and cultural references within single frames, or spreading them out over a series of tightly edited photographs. His work has been published in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, EXIT, VMan, Modern Painters, Intersection, and others. He was included in the International Center of Photography Museum’s Perspectives 2010, and After Photoshop at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012. Porter’s curatorial projects have included Seven Summits at Mount Tremper Arts, The Crystal Chain at Invisible Exports, and Bedtime for Bonzo, which was an critic’s pick in 2011. He is the co-editor of Blind Spot Magazine issue 45, and his writing and interviews have been featured in Triple Canopy, Blind Spot Magazine,, and Canteen Magazine. He teaches part time at Parsons the New School for Design in New York.


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