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Press release | 5 January 2018
Theo Simpson’s was selected as winner of the Outset | Unseen Exhibition Fund 2017 for his work that stands out for its unique visual language, combining photography with alternate forms of material expression such as sculpture and site-specific work. Simpson uses his own local landscape of Northern England as the starting point for an exploration of the dynamic interactions between ideologies, economies, industries and environments.
Press release | December 2017
Back to the Future - the 19th Century in the 21st Century is an exhibition presenting the work of contemporary artists who use photographic techniques, methods and processes that trace back to those used by nineteenth Century photographers. These artists not only draw inspiration from those pioneering years, but also find surprising new ways to continue in that same tradition.
Press release | 19 December 2017
In 1870, the Danish immigrant Jacob Riis (1849-1914) arrived in New York City, aged twenty-one and penniless. This background stimulated his concern for the poor living conditions of inhabitants of the city’s Lower East Side. In time, his concern propelled him to become an important journalist and social reformer. In addition, he is now viewed as one of the founders of documentary photography.
Press release | 15 December 2017
Human Nature is a series of interconnected stories about nature, people, government, and the science of our relationship to wilderness. Lucas Foglia (b. 1983, US) deftly navigates the strange conceptual territory, where wild nature is both a quenching oasis and a shimmering mirage.
Press release | 30 October 2017
From the series Traces © Weronika Gęsicka
Last night Foam Magazine was announced as winner of the Lucie Award for Photography Magazine of the Year at Carnegie Hall, New York City. The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography.
Press release | October 2017
Stefanie Moshammer (1988, Vienna) is the first artist to receive the new Florentine Riem Vis Grant. The artist received the Grant for the colourful series she made traveling in Brasil. Moshammer tells visual stories stemming from her own experiences and observations. Her personal impressions of special locations result in poetic images. Moshammer finds beauty in unexpected places. From 17 November onwards Foam 3h presents Tomorrow of Yesterday, a new series Moshammer shot in Haïti.
Press release | October 2017
In March of this year, an international jury named Romain Mader (1988, Switzerland) as the winner of the eleventh Foam Paul Huf Award. This is an annual competition for young photographers until the age of 35, organised by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. In addition to a cash prize of €20,000, the winner is also offered a solo exhibition at Foam. Mader won the Foam Paul Huf Award for his series Ekaterina, depicting the search for a bride in the fictitious city of Ekaterina. The series is part of an exhibition consisting of several projects that jointly form a narrative about a naive young man in search of happiness.
Press release | 19 September 2017
Today the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam have confirmed the start of a partnership. The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, known for their renowned Art Collection and the annual Photography Prize, focuses on collecting, exhibiting and promoting contemporary photography. With this new collaboration the Foundation and Foam aim to extend their support of young artists.
Press release | September 2017
Foam presents the first major solo museum exhibition by Anouk Kruithof (1981, Dordrecht) as part of the exhibition series Next Level. The work of Kruithof is a refreshingly original contribution to contemporary photography. Approaching the medium from a great variety of angles, her works are equally versatile, ranging from photo collages to video animations, installations, sculptures, publications, performances and public interventions.
Press release | 3 July 2017
Nageur sous l’eau, Esztergom, Hongrie, 1917 © Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Donation André Kertész (detail)
André Kertész (1894-1985) is renowned for the exceptional contribution he made to the visual language of 20th-century photography. Foam presents André Kertész - Mirroring Life, a retrospective exhibition of his oeuvre. The exhibition explores his creative capacity, using unusual compositions to create a new perspective of reality. It is an homage to the photographer whom Henri Cartier-Bresson viewed as one of his mentors.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, the City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.