The last five years has seen great change and flux within the industry. A new breed of creatives is redefining what it means to be a photographer today, and in my experience, the next generation are less interested in big names. Instead, they’re looking to their peer groups for inspiration.This is why it’s so vital to shine a light on the people redefining the medium and shaping the future of visual content.
There are a lot of photography podcasts out there, but in my experience they all occupy a similar space. All male-hosted and focusing on tech or featuring a biographical interview with very established photographers (also often male). The space lacks diversity of all kinds.
In my mind, the old rules no longer apply. It’s essential we open up honest conversation around representation, gaze, awards, the impact of social media and mental health, with people who have something interesting or powerful to say on the subject.
By way of an introduction to these discussions, here are some of my favourite takeaways and moments from The Messy Truth podcast during the first season: