Remsen Wolff - Amsterdam Girls

Discover our online activities around the exhibition Remsen Wolff - Amsterdam Girls. The exhibition presented more than 50 vintage portraits and contact prints from the analogue archive of the American photographer Remsen Wolff (1940-1998).

Watch interviews with Wolff's models

Looking back with Emme, 2020 © Foam. Video by Generous Studio.

30 years later, we look back with models Emme and Sugi on their photoshoot with photographer Remsen Wolff. Wolff photographed both models in the 1990s at the American Hotel in Amsterdam as part of the series Special Girls - A Celebration. Discover more about Wolff's ideas about this photo series and way of working by watching the video.

Watch more video's in this series:
-> Emme [part 2]
-> Sugi [part 1]
-> Sugi [part 2]

Let's talk: Trans Representation
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Patch, Amsterdam, 22 April 1992 © The Remsen Wolff Collection, Courtesy of Jochem Brouwer.

On 7 October 2020, Foam invited historian Alex Bakker and Assistant Professor Eliza Steinbock for a double lecture on gender identity around the work of photographer Remsen Wolff (1940 – 1998). The event was concluded with a conversation moderated by Bappie Kortram, co-host Kutmannen.

Listen to parts of the conversation to learn more about what it meant to be transgender in the days of Remsen Wolff, and in what way matters of identification and representation in Wolff's work may persist in the present day.

-> Click here to watch the visual podcast.

All works are on loan from The Remsen Wolff Collection. Courtesy of Jochem Brouwer.

Special thanks to Transgender Netwerk Nederland for their indispensable advice.

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

In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.

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