Outside/In: Friso Keuris
On Thursday 19 July photographer Friso Keuris will be at Foam for Outside/In, Foam's programme where guest speakers delve deeper into the stories behind exhibitions at Foam.

ATTENTION: this event is in Dutch

This edition of Outside/In focuses on the works in the exhibition Structures of Identity - Photography from The Walther Collection. After an introduction to the exhibition by curator Kim Knoppers, portrait photographer Friso Keuris will further explore the portraits from the exhibition in relation to his own practice. In particular, the work of portrait photographer August Sander has been a great source of inspiration for Keuris. In addition, he will discuss the way in which he created the project Dutchbat III. This is based on the serial nature that is also reflected in Richard Avedon's portrait series The Family. For this project he made 68 portraits of the former UN battalion who were eyewitnesses of the drama in and around the Srebrenica safe haven.

In the exhibition Structures of Identity, Foam presents a selection of photographic works from The Walther Collection. In Structures of Identity, iconic works by photographers including August Sander, Richard Avedon and J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere are combined with the work of contemporary photographers such as Yto Barrada, Samuel Fosso, Zanele Muholi and Guy Tillim. Works of vernacular photography, from a range of cultures and historical periods, are also on view.

Friso Keuris (Amersfoort, 1963) studied at the Royal Academy in The Hague (1982 - 1987) and has had a studio in Amsterdam since 1989. As a portrait photographer he works for a wide range of magazines, publishers, companies and government agencies. Over time, he has photographed many types of characters including important and influential artists, musicians, writers, politicians and members of the Royal family.

The exhibition is a collaboration between The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm (Germany) and New York (US), and Foam.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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Outside/In: Friso Keuris