The making of photography
In collaboration with College-Club, Foam is organizing an evening on the origins of photography and how it developed into the influential medium it is today.

Seated in the Gold and Silver exhibition, the two speakers will tell you about the art-historical perspective and materiality of photography. We end the evening with a drink in Foam Editions, the in-house gallery of Foam, where you can see examples of what you have just heard.

Marcel Feil, artistic deputy director of Foam, and Caroline von Courten, PhD student in Photography Theory at Leiden University & Managing Editor (a.i.) of Foam Magazine.

Pelly River, looking up from lunch spot, August 4 1887 © George Mercer Dawson, Albumen print (detail)

This evening is organized exclusively for Club Foam members. You can sign up by sending an e-mail to
Are you interested in joining but not yet a member of Club Foam? Look here for more information on all activities and how to join. Get in touch with

Mathilde Smit
Development & Memberships
020 551 6500

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

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The making of photography