Walk-in Workshop Masahisa Fukase – Private Scenes
Every Sunday Foam offers free walk-in workshops inspired by the exhibition Masahisa Fukase – Private Scenes.

During the walk-in workshop you will follow the footsteps of Masahisa Fukase by making an experimental, biographical photo by using various materials. Experiment with others with color, frame and composition to look for your personal style.

The walk-in workshops at Foam Studios are appropriate for all ages and are made possible by corporate partner Olympus. Foam provides Olympus-OMD cameras for this workshop.

With Masahisa Fukase – Private Scenes, Foam presents a large retrospective on Fukase’s work. The Japanese artist worked almost exclusively in series, some of which came about over the course of several decades. His subjects are personal and highly intimate: over the years, his wife Yoko, his dying father and his beloved cat Sasuke regularly featured in sometimes comical, at other times sombre visual narratives. Towards the end of this working life, the photographer increasingly turned the camera on himself. The works combine to form a remarkable visual biography of one of the most radical and experimental photographers of the post-war generation in Japan.

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Masahisa Fukase – Private Scenes was created in collaboration with Tomo Kosuga, director of the Masahisa Fukase Archives. The works were generously lent by the Masahisa Fukase Archives, represented by Michael Hoppen Gallery. Foam thanks Simon Baker, director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, and Les Rencontres d'Arles for their advice and involvement.

The exhibition Masahisa Fukase – Private Scenes is made possible by the Japan Foundation. With special thanks to Kyotographie and Frameman.

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

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Walk-in Workshop Masahisa Fukase – Private Scenes