We are all about photography.

Foam is an international and multifaceted photography museum, based in Amsterdam. 

We connect different views, visions and perspectives that invite everyone to explore.

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Our mission

Foam is rooted in the need to make photography accessible for everyone. As a tool that has the potential to connect and encourage dialogue, we serve as a platform for conversation, contemplation and connection with visual culture and the world around us. 

With a critical and open approach, we want to confront and challenge the role of photography. Our series of activities, including exhibitions, publications, debates, and educational programmes, continue to lead us in new ways as we showcase exceptional photography that can question and inspire everyone.

Foam & Talent

our talent initiatives
Home/Leaving One for Another © Olgaç Bozalp, courtesy of the artist
Home/Leaving One for AnotherOlgaç Bozalp, courtesy of the artist
From the series Encounter C Silvia Rosi courtesy of the artist
Malign Influences/The Holy Mountains © Diego Moreno, courtesy of the artist
Malign Influences/The Holy MountainsDiego Moreno, courtesy of the artist
Boro 2021 C Gilleam Trapenberg courtesy of the artist
Maryam 2020 Leave and Let Us Go C Alexandra Rose Howland
from the series Flash Points C Philip Montgomery courtesy of the artist
Lalalala 2019 C Susanne Khalil Yusef
From the series Hola Mi Amol C Karla Voleau
from the series I Peri N Tera C Daniel Castro Garcia
From the series The Mind is a Voice, the Voice is Blind C Simon Lehner courtesy of the artist
From the series The Mind is a Voice, the Voice is BlindSimon Lehner courtesy of the artist
From the series Temporarily Censored Home C Guanyu Xu courtesy of the artist
From the series Temporarily Censored HomeGuanyu Xu, courtesy of the artist

Exhibitions & activities

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Foam Magazine

Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine published twice a year. It serves as a platform for all kinds of photography: from documentary to fashion and contemporary to historic, curated around a specific theme.

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From guided tours to long-term projects, Foam organises a wide range of educational projects that connect with all levels of learning.

Education programmes
Inside Foam, image by Daan Vazquez


Our museum located on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam hosts up to four exhibitions at the same time that present a wide range of photography. Alongside our exhibitions, Foam presents more spaces to keep you inspired.

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Support Foam

Ways to support Foam

With your contribution, you’ll support Foam’s vision and will enjoy special benefits as a thank you.

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Foam - The Organisation

Commitment to creating a diverse & inclusive museum

We strive for a multitude of perspectives that represent the world around us. We aim to always listen, reflect and advocate the right change to be a more inclusive museum.

Pink Ladies and Pear, 2012 © Daniel Gordon, courtesy of the Foam Collection
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