Speaking Nearby Rahima Gambo & Aziza Harmel

Foam presents a podcast series around the exhibition Foam Talent 2020. Listen to Foam Talks: Talent Edition to dive deeper into the portfolios of this year's Foam Talents.

The second episode of Foam Talks: Talent edition is with Nigerian photographer Rahima Gambo and Aziza Harmel, curator & writer. The two collaborated during Bamako Encounters - African Biennale of Photography in Mali in 2019 and have been working together since. With podcast host Mirjam Kooiman, curator at Foam, they will delve deeper into Gambo's work and her approach. She is inspired by anthropologist and filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha’s way of "speaking nearby" – a way of documenting something without focusing on it exclusively or directly.

Foam produced this episode as part of a special series of podcasts on the occasion of Foam Talent 2020. Each episode focusses on one artist aiming to evoke a conversation around their approach, offer an insight into the discourses surrounding a specific project, contextualizing it within the photography field while not forgetting the personal stories and dreams behind it. In addition, each conversation features a special guest that has a shared professional or personal connection to the artist. The encounters are moderated by Mirjam Kooiman, curator of this year's Foam Talent exhibition.


Concept: Mirjam Kooiman and Amelie Schüle

Production: Nordin Janssen

Mastering & Mixing: Andersen Audio Productions

The Foam Talent programme and the annual Talent issue of Foam Magazine are supported by The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, the VandenEnde Foundation and the Niemeijer Fund.

Foam Talent is made possible by Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab, Starframe, Oschatz Visuelle Medien and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.

Media partner: DAZED

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

Image from the series Tatsuniya © Rahima Gambo, courtesy of the artist

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Speaking Nearby Rahima Gambo & Aziza Harmel