In the exhibition Structures of Identity, Foam presents a selection of photographic works from The Walther Collection. Structures of Identity examines how photographers have used portraiture to affirm or challenge social stereotypes constructed around notions of race, gender, class, and nationality.
During the workshop, you, as a participant, become part of a unique exhibition, which expands after each workshop. First a portrait of you will be made - who are you and how can we capture this in a powerful way? You can take the portrait home with you and a copy will also become part of the exhibition at Foam.
What happens to your portrait when it hangs among other portraits in a museum? Is your identity made visible by the collective, or is it obscured? What does this say about the medium of photography? Come find out during this workshop and become part of Foam's family portrait.
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.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
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.
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.