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Photographer Les Adu was deeply affected by the death of George Floyd and the subsequent outcry of the Black Lives Matter movement worldwide. As a reaction, Adu created over one hundred powerful portraits of his family, friends and acquaintances. The individual photographs voice their strength, resilience and pride.
Image from the series I Am, 2020 © Les Adu, courtesy of the artist.
Les Adu, of Ghanaian descent, was born and raised in Amsterdam Zuidoost. He is a self-taught photographer. He has worked for the Gemeente Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum and Young in Prison among many other projects. Les Adu studied Social Education at the Hoge School van Amsterdam and works as a museum educator at Foam.
The exhibition is made possible by the Van Bijlevelt Foundation, the Leeuwensteinstichting and Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab.
Foam is supported by the City of Amsterdam, the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and the VandenEnde Foundation.
In 2021 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and the Kickstart Cultuurfonds.