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Wolford, Monaco, 1995 © Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography
Wolford and Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam are to collaborate closely on the exhibition Helmut Newton – A Retrospective, which will be held from 17 June to 4 September 2016 in the museum in Amsterdam. Luxury fashion brand Wolford, founded in Austria, will be main sponsor of this major summer exhibition, which will entail Foams entire building.
Imago Dei 2, 2011 © Shai Langen
In 2005, 2009 and 2012, Museum Van Loon already graciously opened its historical rooms for Foam. The two museums are located opposite each other, on either side of the Keizersgracht. Since Foam will be closing its doors temporarily to prepare its major exhibition Helmut Newton – A Retrospective, Foam and Museum van Loon are again organising an exhibition together, called Second Skin.
Calais, Dec 2015 © Henk Wildschut
Foam presents Calais - From Jungle to City, an exhibition capturing the refugee crisis in the port city of Calais as documented by Dutch photographer Henk Wildschut since 2005. Close to the port city of Calais in France, in the heart of democratic Europe, a parallel world has existed for ten years.
Kite in the Water, 2015 © Roe Ethridge / Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels
Foam presents Shelter Island, the newest work of Roe Ethridge (1969, US). At the eastern end of Long Island, New York, the photographer turned to his family and the characteristically American ‘Kit House’ they rented for the summer of 2015.
Joe and Fanny Carr, Mose Harmon, and Bill and Julia Harlan, Vintage gelatin silver print, ca. 1930. All prints courtesy of the Edwynn Houk Gallery or the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.
Between 1915 and 1959, American studio photographer Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959) made portraits of the residents of Heber Springs, a small town in rural Arkansas. Only after his death did his work become known internationally and regarded as a typical example of classic American portrait photography. Foam is staging a major retrospective, with 182 vintage photographs, including a number of 8 x 10 inch prints that have never been exhibited before.
Agnes, 2014 © Jack Davison
Foam presents the first international exhibition of Jack Davison (1990, United Kingdom). The twenty-five-year-old studied English literature and is an autodidact photographer.
Glasses, 2014 © Jaya Pelupessy & Felix van Dam
Fascinated by how photography constructs images, Dutch duo Jaya Pelupessy (1989) and Felix van Dam (1986) developed a new technique with a camera that combines photography with silkscreen printing.
Woman I from the series FLAT DEATH and other pictures © Sara Cwynar and Foxy Production, New York, and Cooper Cole Gallery Toronto
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and Beaconsfield Contemporary Art in London proudly present Foam Talent, a group exhibition featuring 21 photography talents who represent an international range of innovative image-makers under the age of 35.
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Self Portrait with Wife and Models, Vogue Studio, Paris 1981 © Helmut Newton / Helmut Newton Estate
From 17 June 2016, Foam will present a major exhibition of the work of Helmut Newton (Berlin, 1920 - West Hollywood, 2004), a legendary, supremely influential photographer. Taking over the entire building on Amsterdam’s Keizersgracht, the retrospective features in excess of 200 photographs, ranging from early prints that rarely go on display to monumental photos.
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