LUCAS FOGLIA - HUMAN NATURE
Kate in an EEG Study of Cognition in the Wild, Strayer Lab, University of Utah, Utah © Lucas Foglia / Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery
Foam presents the work of American photographer Lucas Foglia in the exhibition Human Nature. Lucas Foglia (b. 1983, US) deftly navigates the strange conceptual territory, where wild nature is both a quenching oasis and a shimmering mirage. His photographs show people gazing at nature, touching it, submerging themselves in it, studying it, nursing it, killing it, profiting off it, and, often just barely, surviving upon it. Foglia is a storyteller in the tradition of the great American photographers who show social commitment without losing sight of the aesthetics. His series Human Nature brings together stories about nature, people, government, and the science of our relationship to wilderness.
The exhibition is on view until 11 April 2018.
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Portraits of participants Amsterdam Vertelt, 2017 © Coco Plooijer
Foam proudly presents the final exhibition of the collaborative project Amsterdam Vertelt that has been organised by the public library OBA and Foam over the last two years. The most beautiful stories and photographs resulting from workshops in various areas of Amsterdam are showcased in the four editions of Amsterdam Vertelt Magazine. Twenty-seven participants are featured in the magazine and their portraits, shot by photographer Coco Plooijer, are the focus of the exhibition on show at Foam from 1 February.
The exhibition Amsterdam Vertelt is on view in the Lichthof until 15 April 2018.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.